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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

Sanction , v 

Summary of Antient Charges and Regulations vii 

Antient Charges of a Freemason 1 

General Regulations of the Grand Lodge 16 

Regulations during Public Business in Grand Lodge 26 

Of the Grand Master and Pro Grand Master 29 

Deputy Grand Master 33 

Grand Wardens ! 33 

Grand Chaplains 34 

Grand Treasurer 34 

Grand Registrar 35 

President of the Board of General Purposes 36 

Grand Secretary 37 

Grand Deacons 38 

Grand Superintendent of Works, Director and As- 
sistant Director of Ceremonies, Sword-Bearer, 

Organist, and Pursuivant 39 

Grand Standard Bearers 40 

Grand Tyler '. 41 

Grand Stewards 42 

Grand Stewards' Lodge 44 

Provincial or District Grand Master 45 

Deputy Provincial Grand Master 50 

Provincial Grand Wardens and other Officers 50 

Provincial Grand Stewards 51 

Provincial Grand Lodges 52 



iv TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Of District Grand Lodges in the Colonies and Foreign 

Parts 55 

Private Lodges 61 

Lodges within the London District 72 

Country Lodges 72 

Military Lodges 74 

Masters and Wardens of Lodges 76 

Members of Lodges and their Duty 79 

Proposing Members, Making, Passing, and Raising 82 

Lodges of Instruction 88 

Visitors 89 

Certificates 89 

Removal of Lodges 92 

Public Processions 93 

Tylers 94 

Appeal 95 

Fund of Benevolence 96 

Board of General Purposes 107 

* 

Colonial Board 114 

Fees payable to the Funds of General Purposes and 

Benevolence 115 

Regalia 118 

Jewels 118 

Aprons 123 

Constituting a New Lodge 126 

Public Ceremonies 132 

Masonic Funerals 136 

Centenary Jewel 137 

Index 139 

Appendix, being Drawings of the various Jewels. 



* 



UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND. 



THE GRAND LODGE HAVING RESOLVED— 

" That an edition of the ' Book of Constitutions,' 
with the additions and alterations sanctioned by the 
Grand Lodge, be printed under the superintendence 
of the Board of General Purposes, the Board have 
accordingly superintended the present publication." 







Freemasons' Hall, London, 
January, 1873. 



Summary of the Antient Charges and Regu- 
lations to be read by the Secretary (or acting 
Secretary), to the Master Elect, prior to his 
Installation into the Chair of a Lodge. 



1. You agree to be a good Man and true, and 
strictly to obey the Moral Law. 

2. You are to be a peaceable Subject, and 
cheerfully to conform to the Laws of the 
Country in which you reside. 

3. You promise not to be concerned in Plots 
or Conspiracies against Government, but patiently 
to submit to the decisions of the Supreme 
Legislature. 

4. You agree to pay a proper respect to the 
Civil Magistrate, to work diligently, live credit- 
ably, and act honourably by all Men. 

5. You agfdfe to hold in veneration the 
original Rulers and Patrons of the Order of 
Free -Masonry, and their regular Successors, 
supreme and subordinate, according to their 
Stations; and to submit to the Awards and 
Resolutions of your Brethren in general Lodge 
convened, in every case consistent with the 
Constitutions of the order. 



VII 



6. You agree to avoid private piques and 
quarrels, and to guard against intemperance and 
excess. 

7. You agree to be cautious in your carriage 
and behaviour, courteous to your Brethren, and 
faithful to your Lodge. 

8. You promise to respect genuine and true 
Brethren, and to discountenance Impostors and 
all Dissenters from the original Plan of Free- 
Masonry. 

9. You agree to promote the general good of 
Society, to cultivate the Social Virtues, and to 
propagate the knowledge of the Mystic Art as 
far as your influence and ability can extend. 

10. You promise to pay homage to the Grand 
Master for the time being, and to his Officers 
when duly installed, and strictly to conform to 
•every Edict of the Grand Lodge. 

11. You admit that it is not in the power of 
any Man or Body of Men to make innovation 
in the Body of Masonry. 

12. You promise a regular attendance on the 
Communications and Committees of the Grand 
Lodge, upon receiving proper notice thereof; 
and to pay attention to all the duties of Free- 
Masonry upon proper and convenient occasions. 

13. You admit that no new Lodge can be 
formed without permission of the Grand Master 
or his Deputy, and that no countenance ought 



V1U 



to be given to any irregular Lodge, or to any 
person initiated therein; and that no public 
processions of Masons clothed with the Badges 
of the Order can take place without the special 
Licence of the Grand Master or his Deputy. 

14. You admit that no person can regularly 
be made a Free-Mason or admitted a Member 
of any lodge without previous Notice and due 
inquiry into his Character ; and that no Brother 
can be advanced to a higher Degree except in 
strict conformity with the Laws of the Grand 
Lodge. 

15. You promise that no Visitor shall be 
received into your Lodge without due examina- 
tion, and producing proper Vouchers of his 
having been initiated in a regular Lodge. 



At the conclusion the Installing Officer ad- 
dresses the Master-iJJect as follows : — " Do you 
"submit to and promise to support these 
"Charges and Regulations as Masters have 
"done in all ages?" Upon his answering in 
the affirmative the Ceremony of Installation 
proceeds. 




TEE 

CHAEGES 

OP A 

FREE-MASON: 

EXTRACTED FBOM 

THE ANTIENT RECORDS OF LODGES BEYOND SEA, 

AND OF THOSE IN 

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND, 

Jfor t\t nu of Ifrrirgea, 

TO BE READ 

AT THE MAKING OP NEW BRETHREN, OR WHEN THE MASTER 

SHALL ORDER IT. 



Published by Order of the Grand Lodge. 



THE GENERAL HEADS OF THE 
CHARGES OF A FREE-MASON, 

&c. &c. 

I. Of God and Religion. 
II. Of the Civil Magistrate supreme and 
subordinate. 

I II. Of Lodges. 

IV. Of Masters, Wardens, Fellows, and Ap- 

prentices. 
V. Of the Management of the Craft in 
Working. 
VI. Of Behaviour, viz. : — 

1. In the Lodge while constituted. 

2. After the Lodge is over and the 
Brethren not gone. 

3. When Brethren meet without Stran- 

gers, but not in a Lodge. 

4. In presence of Strangers not Masons. 

5. At home and in the Neighbourhood. 

6. Towards a strange Brother. 



THE 



CHARGES 



OF A 



FEEE-MASON, 



ETC., ETC. 



1.— Concerning GOD and BELIGION. 

A mason is obliged, by bis tenure, to obey 
the moral law ; and if he rightly understand the 
art he will never be a stupid atheist nor an irre- 
ligious libertine. He, of all men, should best 
understand that GOD seeth not as man seeth ; 
for map. looketh at the outward appearance, but 
GOD looketh to the heart. A mason is, therefore, 
particularly bound never to act against the dic- 
tates of his conscience. Let a man's religion or 
mode of worship be what it may, he is not ex- 
cluded from the order, provided he believe in the 
glorious architect of heaven and earth, and prac- 
tise the sacred duties of morality. Masons 

B2 



4 ANTIENT CHARGES. 

unite with the virtuous of every persuasion in 
the firm and pleasing bond of fraternal love : 
they are taught to view the errors of mankind 
with compassion, and to strive, by the purity of 
their own conduct, to demonstrate the superior 
excellence of the faith they may profess. Thus 
masonry is the centre of union between good men 
and true, and the happy means of conciliating 
friendship amongst those who must otherwise 
have remained at a perpetual distance. 



II.—0/ the CIVIL MAGISTRATE, 
SUPREME and SUBORDINATE. 

A mason is a peaceable subject to the civil 
powers, wherever he resides or works, and is 
never to be concerned in plots and conspiracies 
against the peace and welfare of the nation, nor 
to behave himself undutifully to inferior magis- 
trates. He is cheerfully to conform to every 
lawful authority; to uphold, on every occasion, 
the interest of the community, and zealously 
promote the prosperity of his own country. 
Masonry has ever flourished in times of peace and 
been always injured by war, bloodshed, and 
confusion ; so that kings and princes, in every 
age, have been much disposed to encourage the 
craftsmen on account of their peaceableness and 




ANTIENT CHARGES. 5 

loyalty, whereby they practically answer the 
cavils of their adversaries and promote the 
honour of the fraternity. Craftsmen are bound 
by peculiar ties to promote peace, cultivate har- 
mony, and Jive in concord and brotherly love. 



III.— Of LODGES. 

A lodge is a place where free-masons assem- 
ble to work and to instruct and improve them- 
selves in the mysteries of the antient science. 
In an extended sense it applies to persons as 
well as to place ; hence every regular assembly 
or duly organized meeting of masons is called a 
lodge. Every brother ought to belong to some 
lodge, and be subject to its by-Jaws and the 
general regulations of the craft. A lodge may 
be either general or particular, as will be best 
understood by attending it, and there a know- 
ledge of the established usages and customs of 
the craft is alone to be acquired. From antient 
times no master or fellow could be absent from 
his lodge, especially when warned to appear at 
it, without incurring a severe censure> unless it 
appeared to the master and wardens that pure 
necessity liindered him. 

The persons made masons or admitted mem- 
bers of a lodge must be good and true men, 



6 ANTIENT CHARGES. 

free-born and of mature and discreet age and 
sound judgment, no bond-men, no women, no 
immoral or scandalous men, but of good report 



IV.— Of MASTERS, WARDENS, FEL- 
LOWS, and APPRENTICES. 

All preferment among masons is grounded 
upon real worth and personal merit only ; that 
so the lords may be ^ell served, the brethren not 
put to shame, nor the royal craft despised ; there- 
fore no master or warden is chosen by seniority, 
but for his merit. It is impossible to describe 
these things in writing, and therefore every 
brother must attend in his place, and learn them 
in a way peculiar to this fraternity. Candidates 
may, nevertheless, know that no master should 
take an apprentice, unless he has sufficient em- 
payment for him; and, unless he be a perfect 
youth, having no maim or defect in his body 
that may render him incapable of learning the 
art, of serving his master's lord, and of being 
made a brother, and then a fellow-craft in due 
time, after he has served such a term of years 
as the custom of the country directs ; and that 
he should be descended of honest parents ; that 
so, when otherwise qualified, he may arrive to 
the honour of being the warden, and then the 




ANTIENT CHARGEa 7 

master of the lodge, the grand warden, and at 
length the grand master of all the lodges, ac- 
cording to his merit. 

No brother can be a warden until he has 
passed the part of a fellow-craft, nor a master 
until he has acted as a warden, nor grand 
warden until he has been master of a lodge, nor 
grand master unless he has been a fellow-craft 
before his election, who is also to be nobly born, 
or a gentleman of the best fashion, or some 
eminent scholar, or some -curious architect, or 
other artist, descended of honest parents, and 
who is of singularly great merit in the opinion 
of the lodges. And for the better, and easier, 
and more honourable discharge of his office, the 
grand master has a power to choose his own 
deputy grand master, who must then be, or have 
formerly been, the master of a particular lodge 
and who has the privilege of acting whatever 
the grand master, his principal, should act, 
unless the said principal be present, or interpose 
his authority by letter, 

These rulers and governors supreme and sub- 
ordinate, of the antient lodge, are to be obeyed 
in their respective stations by all the brethren, 
according to the old charges and regulations, 
with all humility, reverence, love, and alacrity. 

N.B. — In ancient times no brother, however 



8 ANTIENT CHARGES. 

skilled in the craft, was called a master-mason 
until he had been elected into the chair of a 
lodge. 



V.— Of the MANAGEMENT of the CRAFT 

in WORKING. 

All masons shall work honestly on working 
days, that they may live creditably on holy days ; 
and the time appointed by the law of the land, 
or confirmed by custom, shall be observed. 

The most expert of the fellow-craftsmen shall 
be chosen or appointed the master, or overseer 
of the lord's work ; who is to be called master 
by those that work under him. The craftsmen 
are to avoid all ill language, and to call each 
other by no disobliging name, but brother or 
fellow ; and to behave themselves courteously 
within and without the lodge. 

The master, knowing himself to be able of 
cunning, shall undertake the lord's work as 
reasonably as possible, and truly dispend his 
goods as if they were his own ; nor to give more 
wages to any brother or apprentice than he 
really may deserve. 

Both the master and the masons receiving 
their wages justly, shall be faithful to the lord, 
and honestly finish their work, whether task or 



ANTIENT CHARGES. 9 

journey; nor put the work to task that hath 
been accustomed to journey. 

None shall discover envy at the prosperity of 
a brother, nor supplant him, nor put him out of 
his work, if he be capable to finish the same ; for 
no man can finish another's work so much to the 
lord's profit, unless he be thoroughly acquainted 
with the designs and draughts of him that began 
it. 

When a fellow-craftsman is chosen warden of 
the work under the master, he shall be true both 
to master and fellows, shall carefully oversee the 
work in the master's absence, to the lord's profit ; 
and his brethren shall obey him. 

All masons employed shall meekly receive 
their wages without murmuring or mutiny, and 
not desert the master till the work be finished. 

A younger brother shall be instructed in work- 
ing, to prevent spoiling the materials for want 
of judgment, and for increasing and continuing 
of brotherly love. 

All the tools used in working shall be ap- 
proved by the grand lodge. 

No labourer shall be employed in the proper 
work of masonry; nor shall free-masons work 
with those that are not free, without an urgent 
necessity ; nor shall they teach labourers and 
unaccepted masons, as they should teach a 
brother or fellow. 



10 ANTIENT CHARGES. 



VL— Of BEHAVIOUR, viz. 

1. — IN THE LODGE WHILE CONSTITUTED. 

You are not to hold private committees, or 
separate conversation, without leave from the 
master, nor to talk of anything impertinently 
or unseemly, nor interrupt the master or war- 
dens, or any brother speaking to the master : 
nor behave yourself ludicrously or jestingly while 
the lodge is engaged in what is serious and 
solemn ; nor use any unbecoming language upon 
any pretence whatsoever; but to pay due 
reverence to your master, wardens, and fellows, 
and put them to worship. 

If any complaint be brought, the brother 
found guilty shall stand to the award and deter- 
mination of the lodge, who are the proper and 
competent judges of all such controversies 
(unless you carry them by appeal to the grand 
lodge), and to whom they ought to be referred, 
unless a lord's work be hindelred the meanwhile, 
in which case a particular reference may be 
made; but you must never go to law about 
what concerneth masonry, without an absolute 
necessity apparent to the lodge. 




ANTIENT CHARGES. 11 



2. — BEHAVIOUB AFTER THE LODGE IS OVER* 
AND THE BRETHREN NOT GONE. 

You may enjoy yourselves with innocent 
mirth, treating one another according to ability, 
but avoiding all excess, or forcing any brother to 
eat or drink beyond his inclination, or hindering 
him from going when his occasions call him, or 
doing or saying anything offensive, or that may 
forbid an easy and free conversation ; for that 
would blast our harmony, and defeat our laud- 
able purposes. Therefore no private piques or 
quarrels must be brought within the door of the 
lodge, far less any quarrels about religion, or 
nations, or state policy, we being only, as masons, 
of the universal religion above-mentioned ; we 
are also of all nations, tongues, kindreds, and 
languages, and are resolved against all politics, 
as what never yet conduced to the welfare of 
the lodge, nor ever will 



3. — BEHAVIOUR WHEN BRETHREN MEET WITH- 
OUT STRANGERS, BUT NOT IN A LODGE 
FORMED. 

You are to salute one another in a courteous 
manner, as you will be instructed, calling each 



12 ANTIENT CHARGES. 

other brother, freely giving mutual instruction 
as shall be thought expedient, without being 
overseen or overheard, and without encroaching 
upon each other, or derogating from that respect 
which is due to any brother, were he not a 
mason ; for though all masons are, as brethren, 
upon the same level, yet masonry takes no 
honour, from a man that he had before ; nay, 
rather it adds to his honour, especially if he has 
deserved well of the brotherhood, who must give 
honour to whom it is due, and avoid ill manners. 



4. — BEHAVIOUR IN PRESENCE OF STRANGERS, 

NOT MASONS. 

You shall be cautious in your words and car- 
riage, that the most penetrating stranger shall 
not be able to discover or find out what is not 
proper to be intimated ; and sometimes you 
shall divert a discourse, and manage it prudently 
for the honour of the worshipful fraternity. 



5. — BEHAVIOUR AT HOME AND IN YOUR 

NEIGHBOURHOOD. 

You are to act as becomes a moral and wise 
man ; particularly not to let your family, 



ANTIENT CHARGES. 13 

friends, and neighbours, know the concerns of 
the lodge, &c, but wisely to consult your own 
honour, and that of your antient brotherhood, 
for reasons not to be mentioned here. You 
must also consult your health by not continuing 
together too late or too long from home after 
lodge hours are past ; arid by avoiding of glut- 
tony or drunkenness, that your families be not 
neglected or injured, nor you disabled from 
working. 



6. — BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS A STRANGE 

BROTHER. 

You are cautiously to examine him in such a 
method as prudence shall direct you, that you 
may not be imposed upon by an ignorant, false 
pretender, whom you are to reject with contempt 
and derision, and beware of giving him any hints 
of knowledge. 

But if you discover him to be a true and 
genuine brother, you are to respect him accord- 
ingly ; and if he is in want you must relieve him 
if you can, or else direct him how he may be 
relieved. You must employ him some days, 
or else recommend him to be employed. But 
you are not charged to do beyond your ability ; 
only to prefer a poor brother that is a good 



14 ANTIENT CHARGES. 

man and true before any other poor people in 
the same circumstances. 

Finally, — All these charges you are to observe 
and also those that shall be communicated to you 
in another way; cultivating brotherly love, the 
foundation and cope-stone, the cement and glory, 
of this antient fraternity, avoiding all wrangling 
and quarrelling, all slander and backbiting, nor 
permitting others to slander any honest brother, 
but defending his character and doing him all 
good offices, as far at is consistent with your 
honour and safety, and no farther. And if any 
of them do you injury, you must apply to your 
own or his lodge; and from thence you may 
appeal to the grand lodge at the quarterly com- 
munication, as has been the antient laudable 
conduct of our forefathers in every nation ; never 
taking a legal course but when the case cannot 
be otherwise decided, and patiently listening to 
the hbnest and friendly advice of master and 
fellows, when they would prevent your going to 
law with strangers, or would excite you to put.a 
speedy period to all law-suits, that so you may 
find the affair of masonry with the more alacrity 
and success ; but with respect to brothers or 
fellows at law, the master and brethren should 
kindly offer their mediation, which ought to be 
thankfully submitted to by the contending 
brethren ; and if that submission is impracticable, 




ANTIENT CHAKGES. 15 

they must, however, carry on their process, or 
law-suit, without wrath and rancour (not in the 
common way), saying or doing nothing which 
may hinder brotherly love and good offices to be 
renewed and continued, that all may see the 
benign influence of masonry, as all true masons 
have done from the beginning of the world, and 
will do to the end of time. 

Amen, so mote it be. 



REGULATIONS 

FOB THE 

GOVERNMENT OF THE CRAFT. 



BY the solemn Act of Union between the 
two Grand Lodges of Free-masons of England 
in December, 1813, it was "declared and pro- 
" nounced that pure Antient Masonry consists 
" of three degrees and no more, viz., those of 
" the Entered Apprentice, the Fellow Craft, and 
" the Master Mason, including the Supreme 
" Order of the Holy Royal Arch." 

The public interests of the fraternity are 
managed by a general representation of all 
private lodges on record, together with the 
grand stewards of the year and the present and 
past grand officers, and the grand master at 
their head. This collective body is styled THE 
UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ANTIENT 
FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF 
ENGLAND, and its members rank in the fol- 
lowing order : — 

1. The Grand Master, 

2. The Pro Grand Master, 

3. Past Grand Masters, 

4. Past Pro Grand Masters, 

5. Deputy Grand Master, 

6. Past Deputy Grand Masters, 




THE GRAND LODGE. 17 

7. Provincial and District Grand Masters, 

8. Past Provincial and District Grand Masters, 

9. Grand Wardens, 

10. Past Grand Wardens, 

11. Grand Chaplains, 

12. Past Grand Chaplains, 

13. Grand Treasurer, 

14. Past Grand Treasurers, 

1 5. Grand Registrar, 

1 6. Past Grand Registrars, 

17. President of the Board of General Pur- 

poses, 

18. Past Presidents of the Board of General 

Purposes, 

19. Grand Secretary, 

20. Past Grand Secretaries, 

21. Grand Deacons, 

22. Past Grand Deacons, 

23. Grand Superintendent of Works, 

24. Past Grand Superintendents of Works, 

25. Grand Director of Ceremonies, 

26. Past Grand Directors of Ceremonies, 

27. Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, 

28. Past Assistant Grand Directors of Cere- 

monies, 

29. Grand Sword Bearer, 

30. Past Grand Sword Bearers, 

31. Grand Organist, 

32. Past Grand Organists, 

c 



18 THE GRAND LODGE. 

33. Grand Pursuivant, 

34. Assistant Grand Pursuivant, 
The Grand Stewards of the year, 

The Master, Past Masters, and Wardens of 
the Grand Stewards' Lodge, and of every 
other private Lodge. 

1. Every brother regularly elected and in- 
stalled as master of a lodge, under the constitu- 
tion of the grand lodge of England, who has 
executed that office for one year, shall, so long 
as he continues a subscribing member of any 
lodge, rank as a past master, and be a member 
of the grand lodge. Subscription as a member of 
any lodge is sufficient to preserve his rank and 
rights as a past master ; but having for twelve 
months ceased to subscribe to any lodge, he shall 
no longer continue a member of the grand lodge : 
nor can he regain that privilege until again in- 
stalled master of a lodge. 

2. Brethren of eminence and ability, who have 
rendered service to the craft, may, by a vote of 
the grand lodge, duly confirmed, be constituted 
members of the grand lodge, with such rank and 
distinction as may be thought proper. 

3. No member of the grand lodge shall attend 
therein without his proper jewel and clothing ; 
nor shall any member be permitted to wear in 




THE GRAND LODGE. 19 

» 

the grand lodge, or in any private lodge, any 
jewel, medal, or device belonging or appertain- 
ing to any order or degree not recognized by the 
grand lodge of England as part of pure antient 
masonry. 

4. Should any lodge have neglected to make 
its returns and payments to the grand lodge for 
the space of one year, the master, wardens, and 
past masters of such lodge shall not be permitted 
to attend any meeting of the grand lodge until 
such returns and payments shall have been com- 
pleted, 

5. No brother shall be permitted to attend 
the grand lodge as master, past master, or 
warden, until his name and appointment shall 
have been duly returned to the grand secretary. 
See page 69, Art 25, and page 78, Art. 7. 

6. No brother shall hold more than one office 
in the grand lodge at one and the same time. 

7. Four grand lodges shall be holden, for 
quarterly communication, in each year, viz., on 
the First Wednesday in the months of March, 
June, September, and December, at which none 
shall be present but the proper members with- 
out permission of the grand master. No visitor 
shall speak to any question without leave of the 
grand master, nor shall he, on any occasion, be 

permitted to vote. 

C 2 



20 THE GRAND LODGE. 

8. It being essential to the interests of the 
craft that all matters of business to be brought 
under the consideration of the grand lodge 
should be previously known to the grand officers 
and masters of lodges, that, through them all 
the representatives of lodges may be apprised of 
such business, and be prepared to decide thereon, 
without being taken by surprise, a general com- 
mittee, consisting of the present and past grand 
officers, and the master of every regular lodge, 
shall meet on the Wednesday fortnight immedi- 
ately preceding each quarterly communication, at 
which meeting all reports or representations from 
the most worshipful grand master, or the board 
of general purposes, or any board or committee 
appointed by the grand lodge, shall be read ; and 
any member of the grand lodge intending to 
make motion therein, or to submit any matter to 
its consideration, shall, at such general commit- 
tee, state, in writing, the nature of his intended 
motion or business, that the same may be read. 
No motion, or other matter, shall be brought into 
discussion in the grand lodge, unless it shall 
have been previously communicated to this gene- 
ral committee. No nomination for any board or 
committee shall be received, unless it be in 
writing, signed by a member of grand lodge : 
the masonic rank of every proposed candidate, 



THE GRAND LODGE. 21 

with the name and number of his lodge, must 
be stated. 

Notices of motion once given shall stand on 
the paper of business in their order of pre- 
cedency, if renewed at the general committee, 
until they have been considered by grand lodge, 
or otherwise disposed of. 

9. The general committee, when assembled, 
shall be governed by the laws enacted for pre- 
serving order in the grand lodge during the time 
of business. If the master of any lodge cannot 
attend, the immediate past master may supply 
his place ; should that brother be unable to 
attend, some other past master of such lodge may 
act for him, but in every case the past master 
must be a subscribing member of that lodga 

10. At such committee, three masters or past 
masters of lodges shall be nominated, who shall 
attend, within the porch of the grand lodge, at 
the subsequent quarterly communication for the 
purpose of guarding, under the superintendence 
of the grand pursuivant, against the admission 
of any but those who are qualified, have their 
proper clothing and jewels, have signed their 
names to the accustomed papers, and are in 
all respects entitled to admission. The three 
brethren so nominated shall be assisted by 



22 THE GRAND LODGE. 

three grand stewards of the year, who shall be 
summoned to attend for that purpose in rotation, 
according to the numbers of the lodges which 
they represent. For the like purpose, the grand 
master shall nominate six brethren to attend in 
the porch of the grand lodge, on the day of the 
grand festival, and also on any special meeting 
of the grand lodge. 

11. In order that all lodges may be duly in- 
formed of the business to come before grand 
lodge, the printed report of the proceedings of 
the last grand lodge, and a printed copy of the 
notices of motion for the ensuing grand lodge, 
shall be sent to all lodges in England at least 
ten days before each quarterly communication. 
A paper of the business to be transacted in 
grand lodge shall be placed in the hands of each 
member on his entrance into the hall. All 
brethren, being members of grand lodge, may 
have such papers of business and notices* of 
special grand lodge meetings, together with 
all reports of the quarterly communications 
forwarded to them by post on registering their 
addresses and paying a fee of five shillings per 
flTmnnn hi advance. 

12. The grand master, in his absence, the pro 
grand master, in his absence, the deputy grand 
master, or, in his absence, the grand wardens, 




THE GRAND LODGE. 23 

may summon and hold grand lodges of emer- 
gency, whenever the good of the craft shall, in 
their opinion, require it ; the particular reason 
for convening such lodge of emergency shall be 
expressed in the summons, and no other business 
shall be entered upon at that meeting. 

13. There shall be a masonic festival, annually, 
on the Wednesday next following St. George's 
Day, which shall be dedicated to brotherly love 
and refreshment, and to which all regular ma- 
sons may have access, on providing themselves 
with tickets from the grand stewards of the 
year. No private lodge within the London 
district shall have a masonic feast on the day of 
the grand festival 

1 4. I£ at any grand lodge, stated or occasional, 
the grand master be absent, the lodge shall be 
ruled by the grand officer or past grand officer 
next in rank and seniority who may be present, 
and, if no grand officer be present, by the master 
of the senior lodge: 

N.B. The grand lodge is declared to be opened 
in ample form when the grand master or pro 
grand master is present, in due form when a 
past grand master or the deputy presides, at all 
other times, only inform, yet with the same 
authority. 



24 THE GRAND LODGE. 

15. All powers and authorities, rules and 
regulations, for the government of the grand 
lodge, or provincial grand lodges, or private 
lodges, or boards, or committees respectively, 
during times of public business or meetings, 

i 

or proceedings, shall be used and exercised, and 
enforced respectively by the officers or members 
by any law or constitution authorized to preside 
or act in the absence of the grand master, or 
any superior officer or member in such lodges, 
boards, or committees, or in the general govern- 
ment of the craft, as fully to all intents and 
purposes as if such substitute officers or mem- 
bers were specified in every law or constitution, 
in which any powers or authorities are given, 
or rules or regulations prescribed for the prin- 
cipals, unless special provision is made to the 
contrary. 

16. The grand lodge alone has the inherent 
power of enacting laws and regulations for the 
government of the craft, and of altering, repeal- 
ing, and abrogating them, always taking care 
that the antient landmarks of the order be pre- 
served. The grand lodge has also the power of 
investigating, regulating, and deciding all matters 
relative to the crafty or to particular lodges, or to 
individual brothers, which it may exercise either 
of itself or by such delegated authority as, in its 



THE GEAND LODGE. 25 

wisdom and discretion, it may appoint ; but in 
the grand lodge alone resides the power of 
erasing lodges and expelling brethren from the 
craft, a power which it does not delegate to any 
subordinate authority in England. 

1 7. No lodge shall be erased, nor any brother 
expelled, until the master or officers of the 
lodge, or the offending brother, shall have been 
summoned to show cause, in the grand lodge, 
why such sentence should not be recorded and 
enforced. 

18. All differences 'or complaints that cannot 
be accommodated privately, or in a regular lodge, 
shall be reduced into writing, and delivered to 
the grand secretary, who shall lay the same before 
the grand master, or the board of general pur- 
poses, or other board or committee appointed by 
the grand lodge. When all parties shall have 
been summoned to attend thereon, and the case 
investigated, such order and adjudication shall be 
made as is authorized by the laws and regula- 
tions of masonry. 

19. When any memorial, petition, or other 
document shall be presented by a member of the 
grand lodge, either on behalf of himself or 
another, he shall declare that such document 
does not contain improper matter, or offensive or 
indecorous language. 



26 THE GRAND LODGE. 

REGULATIONS for the GOVERNMENT of 
GRAND LODGE during the time of PUB- 
LIC BUSINESS, to be read at the Quarterly 
Communication in March. 

1. The grand lodge being opened, the minutes 
of the last quarterly communication, and of any 
intervening grand lodge, are to be read and re- 
spectively put for confirmation; but reports, 
communications, or documents approved or re- 
jected at any previous meeting, shall not be read 
in extenso, unless called for by a brother with a 
view of founding a motion thereon. All commu- 
nications from the grand master, and reports 
from the board of benevolence and other boards, 
are then to be read and taken into consideration, 
and the other business to be regularly proceeded 
with. 

2. At the third stroke of the grand master's 
gavel, or whenever the grand master shall call 
to order, there shall be general silence. 

3. All members shall keep their seats, except 
the grand deacons, grand director of ceremonies, 
his assistant, and grand stewards, who are 
allowed to move about, in the discharge of their 
duties. 



THE GRAND LODGE. 27 

4. No brother shall speak twice to the same 
question, unless in explanation, or the mover in 
reply. 

5. Every one who speaks shall rise and remain 
standing, addressing himself to the grand master, 
nor shall any brother presume to interrupt him, 
unless to address the grand master to order, or 
the grand master shall think fit to call him to 
order, but after he has been set right, he may 
proceed if he observe due order and decorum. 

6. If any member shall have been twice called 
to order for transgressing these rules, and shall 
nevertheless be guilty of a third offence at the 
same meeting, the grand "master shall peremp- 
torily command him to quit the lodge for that 
meeting. 

7. Whoever shall be so unmasonic as to hiss 
at a brother, or at what he has said, shall forth- 
with be solemnly excluded, and declared inca- 
pable of being a member of grand lodge, until, 
at another time, he publicly own his fault, and 
grace be granted. 

8. No motion for a grant of money, for a new 
law or regulation, or for the alteration or repeal 
of an old one, shall be made, until communicated 



28 THE GRAND LODGE. 

to the general committee on the Wednesday fort- 
night preceding the quarterly communication, 
nor until it shall have been handed up in writing 
to the grand master. After having been perused 
and found by him not to contain anything con- 
trary to the antient landmarks of the order, the 
motion may be proposed, and on being seconded, 
the question shall be put thereon. If carried, 
and confirmed at the next ensuing meeting of 
grand lodge, it becomes a law. 

9. All matters are to be decided by a majority 
of votes, each member having one vote, and the 
grand master two votes, unless the lodge think 
proper to leave any particular subject to the 
determination of the grand master. The votes of 
the members are to be signified by each holding 
up one of his hands, and the motion is then to be 
declared as carried or lost ; but if two members 
demand that the votes be counted, the brethren 
in favour of the motion shall pass to one side of 
the grand lodge, and those against it to the other, 
when they shall be counted by the grand deacons, 
the mover and seconder of the motion, and two 
of its opponents ; provided such demand appear 
reasonable to the grand master. 

10. No motion on a new subject shall be made 
nor any new matter entered upon, after ten 
o'clock at night. 



29 
0/ GRAND MASTER 

AND 

PRO GRAND MASTER. 

1. The grand master shall, according to ancient 
usage, be nominated at the quarterl) r communi- 
cation in December, in every year, being the 
meeting nearest to the winter solstice, and at 
the grand lodge nearest to the vernal equinox, 
namely, in March, the election shall take place. 
The grand master, so elected, shall, either on the 
day of the grand masonic festival or on the day 
immediately preceding, as he may direct, be re- 
gularly installed. He is then to nominate his 
grand officers, who are thereupon to be installed 
or invested in antient form, with the exception 
of the president of the board of general pur- 
poses, who is to be appointed and invested at 
the quarterly communication in June. 

The grand master, if a prince of the blood 
royal, may appoint a pro grand master, being a 
peer of the realm, who in his absence shall 
possess all the powers of the grand master. 

2. Should the grand master die during his 
mastership, the pro grand master, in his absence, 
the deputy grand master, or, in his absence, the 
grand wardens, shall assemble the grand lodge 



30 THE GRAND MASTER 

immediately, to record the event ; which grand 
lodge shall, if there be no pro grand master, 
appoint three of its members to invite the last 
preceding grand master to act until a new elec- 
tion take place ; should he decline or be unable 
to act, then the last but one, and so on. 

If there be a pro grand master at the time 
when a vacancy occurs, he shall forthwith act as 
grand master until a new election at the usual 
period, but if there be no pro grand master or 
past grand master willing to act, then, at the , 
meeting which shall be convened to record the 
vacancy, a day shall be fixed for the grand 
lodge being summoned to elect a grand master 
for the remainder of the year. 

3. The grand master may, by warrant, ap- 
point any brother of eminence and skill to re- 
present him in a sister grand lodge. He may 
also constitute any distinguished brother, regu- 
larly deputed from a sister grand lodge, a mem- 
ber of the grand lodge of England, with such 
rank as may be appropriate. 

4. The grand master may appoint brethren 
of eminence and ability to be members of grand 
lodge with such rank and distinction as he may 
think proper ; provided that nothing herein con- 
tained shall empower provincial grand masters 




THE GRAND MASTER 31 

to make similar appointments in their respec- 
tive provinces. 

5. The grand master has full authority to 
preside in any lodge, and to order any of his 
grand officers to attend him. His deputy is to 
be placed on his right, and the master of the 
lodge on his left hand. His wardens are also 
to act as wardens of that lodge during his pre- 
sence ; but if the grand wardens be absent, 
then the grand master may command the war- 
dens of the lodge, or any master masons to act 
as his wardens pro tempore. 

6. The grand master may send his grand 
officers to visit any lodge he may think proper. 

7. Should the grand master be dissatisfied 
with the conduct of any of his grand officers, 
he may submit the cause of complaint to the 
grand lodge ; and should it appear to the ma- 
jority of the brethren present that the complaint 
be well founded, he may displace such grand 
officer and nominate another. But no grand 
officer can be removed without the approbation 
of the grand lodge. 

8. The grand master may summon any lodge 
or brother to attend him, and to produce the 



32 THE GEAND MASTER 

warrant, books, papers, and accounts of the lodge, 
and the certificate of the brother. If the sum- 
mons be not complied with, or a sufficient reason 
given for non-compliance, the summons is to be 
repeated as a peremptory summons ; and if such 
last summons be not attended to, the lodge or 
brother may be suspended, and the proceeding 
notified to the grand lodge. 

9. If the grand master should be satisfied that 
any brother has been illegally, or without suffi- 
cient cause, excluded from any of his masonic 
functions or privileges, by a private lodge or 
other authority, he may order him to be rein- 
stated, and may also suspend, until the next en- 
suing quarterly communication, the lodge or bro- 
ther who shall refuse to comply with his order. 

10. The grand master shall only be applied 
to on any business concerning masons or ma- 
sonry, through the deputy grand master, the 
grand registrar, or the grand secretary. 

11. If the grand master should abuse his 
power, and render himself unworthy of the 
obedience of the lodges, he shall be subjected to 
some new regulation, to be dictated by the occa- 
sion; because, hitherto, the antient fraternity 
have had no reason to provide for an event 
which they have presumed would never happen. 



THE DEPUTY GRAND MASTER 33 



Of DEPUTY GRAND MASTER. 

1. This officer is to be appointed annually, by 
the grand master, on the day of his installation, 
and, if present, is to be immediately installed, 
according to antient usage. And in the absence 
of the grand master and pro grand master, shall 
possess all the powers and privileges of the grand 
master. 

2. The deputy grand master has full authority 
to preside in any lodge with the master of the 
lodge on his right hand. The grand wardens, if 
present, are to act as wardens of that lodge, 
during his presence. 



Of GRAND WARDENS. 

1. The grand wardens are appointed by the 
grand mair, annually, on the day of his instal- 
Lm. They cannot ^ a, wardens of a private 
lodge while they continue grand wardens. 

2. When the grand wardens are in the lodge 
no others can supply their places, but in their 
absence the seniors of the past grand wardens 
present shall act pro tempore. If no past grand 
warden be present, the grand master may direct 

D 



34 GRAND CHAPLAINS— TREASURER. 

any other member of grand lodge being, or hav- 
ing been, master of a lodge, to act as grand 
warden for that occasion. 

3. The grand wardens, whenever commanded, 
are to attend the grand master, or his deputy, 
and while he presides in any particular lodge 
are to act there as his wardens. 

4. A grand warden not attending his duty in 
grand lodge shall, for each absence, pay a fine of 
one guinea to the general fund of charity. On 
his neglecting to pay the fines when incurred, 
his office may be declared vacant, and any rank 
or distinction acquired in consequence of his 
appointment forfeited. 

Of GRAND CHAPLAINS. 

The grand chaplains axe to be appointed by 
the grand master on the day of his installation, 
and shall attend the quarterly communications 
and other meetings of the grand lodge, and there 
offer up solemn prayer, suitable to the occasion, 
as established by the usage of the fraternity. 

Of GRAND TREASURER. 
1. The grand treasurer shall be elected by the 



THE GRAND REGISTRAR 35 

grand lodge at the quarterly communication in 
March, 

2. He shall, when required, give a joint bond, 
with two sureties, to the grand master, and to 
such other trustees as the grand lodge shall 
nominate, in such penalty and with such condi- 
tions as may be deemed expedient, for the due 
performance of his trust. 

3. To the grand treasurer shall be entrusted 
all money raised for the use of the society ; and 
he shall disburse the same in such a manner as 
the grand lodge shall direct, and produce his 
accounts of receipts and disbursements, before 
every quarterly communication ; and these ac- 
counts shall be annually audited by the profes- 
sional auditor, to be appointed by the grand 
master pursuant to a resolution passed in grand 
lodge on the 23rd June, 1859. 

Of GRAND REGISTRAR. 

1. The grand registrar is to be appointed 
annually by the grand master on the day of his 
installation, and, if present, invested according 
to antient custom ; he must be an actual master 
or past master of a lodge. 

2. He shall have the custody of the seals of 

D 2 



36 PRESIDENT OF BOARD OF G. P. 

the grand lodge, and shall affix, or may autho- 
rise the grand secretary to affix, the same to all 
patents, warrants, certificates, and other docu- 
ments issued by the authority of the grand lodge, 
as well as to such as the grand master, in con- 
formity with the established laws and regula- 
tions of the craft, may direct. 

3. He is to superintend the records of the 
grand lodge, and to take care that the several 
documents issued be in due form. 

4. The grand master may, by a written docu- 
ment, direct the grand registrar to take charge 
of any province for which there is not a grand 
master, and he shall thereby be empowered to 
appoint a deputy provincial grand master and 
other officers, with the same authority and privi- 
leges and under the same regulations as if they 
had been appointed by a provincial grand master, 
and shall perform all other functions of a pro- 
vincial grand master for that province. 

Of the PRESIDENT of the BOARD of 
GENERAL PURPOSES. 

The president of the board is to be annually 
appointed and invested by the grand master at 
the quarterly communication in June ; and shall, 



THE GRAND SECRETARY. 37 

by virtue of his office, be a grand officer, with 
rank next to past grand registrars ; and on re- 
tiring from office he shall rank as a past grand 
officer. 

Of GRAND SECRETARY. 

1. The grand secretary is to be appointed by 
the grand master, and shall continue without 
re-appointment during the pleasure of the grand 
lodge ; he may have a clerk or clerks, who must 
be master masons, but are not, by the appoint- 
ment, members of the grand lodge ; and, there- 
fore, if not otherwise members of grand lodge, 
cannot attend therein without leave, or speak 
therein without special permission. But if any 
assistant or clerk be in any capacity a member 
of the grand lodge, he is not, by his appoint- 
ment, deprived of his rights or privileges as a 
member of the grand lodge. 

2. The grand secretary may, under the autho- 
rity of the grand registrar, affix the seals of the 
.grand lodge to such patents, warrants, certifi- 
cates, and other documents, as shall be specified 
in any such authority ; his duty is to issue sum- 
monses for all meetings of the grand lodge, its 
boards and committees, and to attend and take 
minutes of their proceedings, to receive the re- 



38 THE GRAND DEACONS. 

turns from the several lodges, and enter them in 
the books of the grand lodge ; to transmit to all 
the lodges the accounts of the proceedings of the 
quarterly communications, and all other papers 
and documents which may be ordered, either by 
the grand master or grand lodge ; to receive all 
petitions, memorials, &c, and to lay them before 
the grand master or other proper authority ; to 
attend the grand master, and take to him any 
books and papers he may direct ; and generally 
to do all such things as heretofore have been 
done or ought to be done by a grand secretary. 

Of GRAND DEACONS. 

1. The grand deacons are to be appointed by 
the grand master, on the day of his installation, 
and each must have regularly served the office 
of warden of a private lodge. 

2. If the grand deacons be absent, the grand 
master may appoint the master of any lodge to 
officiate pro tempore. 

A grand deacon not attending his duty in 
grand lodge shall for each absence pay a fine of 
half-a-guinea. On his neglecting to pay the fines 
when incurred, his office may be declared vacant, 
and any rank or distinction acquired in conse- 
quence of his appointment forfeited. 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENT, ETC. 39 



O/GRAND SUPERINTENDENT o/WORKS, 

GRAND DIRECTOR of CEREMONIES, 

ASSISTANT GRAND DIRECTOR of 

CEREMONIES, GRAND SWORD 

BEARER, GRAND ORGANIST, 

and GRAND PURSUIVANT. 

1. The grand superintendent of works, di- 
rector of ceremonies, assistant director of cere- 
monies, sword bearer, organist, and pursuivant, 
are to be appointed annually by the grand master 
on the day of his installation. They must be 
master masons, and are to attend the quarterly 
communications and other meetings of the grand 
lodge. 

2, The grand superintendent of works is to 
advise with the board of general purposes on all 
plans of building or edifices undertaken by the 
grand lodge, and furnish estimates ; he is to 
superintend their construction, and see that they 
are conformable to the plans as approved. He 
is at the first meeting of the board of general 
purposes in every year to report on the state of 
repair of the edifices of the grand lodge, and 
make such further reports from time ta time as 
he may deem expedient. 



40 GRAND STANDARD BEARERS. 

3. The grand director of ceremonies, in addi- 
tion to his other duties, has the care of the re- 
galia, clothing, insignia, and jewels belonging to 
the grand lodge. 

4. A grand sword bearer not attending his 
duty in grand lodge shall, for each absence, pay 
a fine of half-a-guinea. On his neglecting to 
pay the fines when incurred, his office may be 
declared vacant, and any rank or distinction 
acquired in consequence of his appointment 
forfeited. 

5. The grand pursuivant is to preside over 
the brethren nominated to attend within the 
porch of the grand lodge. He is at every meet- 
ing of the grand lodge to preserve order in the 
porch, and with the assistance of the brethren 
nominated to attend there, to see that none be 
admitted, except those who are qualified, have 
their proper clothing and jewels, have signed 
their names to the accustomed papers, and are 
in all respects entitled to admission. 



Of GRAND STANDARD BEARERS. 

Grand standard bearers may be appointed by 
the grand master as occasion shall require. They 



THE GRAND TYLER 41 

must be master masons, and are to carry the 
standards of the grand lodge, grand patron, and 
grand master, on all grand ceremonies. They 
are not, however, by their appointment, mem- 
bei*s of the grand lodge, nor are they to wear 
the clothing of a grand officer. 

Any grand officer, entitled to have a standard, 
may, whenever it shall be necessary, appoint a 
standard bearer, who must be a master mason. 

Of GRAND TYLER. 

1. The grand tyler must be a master mason. 
He is to be appointed by the grand master ; 
and continues in office during pleasure. 

2. The grand tyler is to receive from the 
grand secretary, the summonses for all meetings 
of the grand lodge, its boards and committees, 
and carefully deliver the same. He is to attend 
all such meetings, assist in the arrangements, 
and see that none be admitted but those pro- 
perly entitled. 

3. If the grand tyler shall, without the licence 
of the grand master, attend at any masonic 
funeral or public procession, officiate or attend 
at any meeting or pretended lodge of masons, 
not being regularly constituted, and not acknow- 



42 THE GRAND STEWARDS. 

ledging the authority of the grand master, nor 
conforming to the laws of the grand lodge, he 
shall thereby be rendered incapable of ever after 
being a tyler or attendant on any lodge, and be 
excluded the benefit of the general charity. 



Of GRAND STEWARDS. 

1. Eighteen grand stewards shall be annually 
appointed, for the regulation of the grand festi- 
val, under the direction of the grand master. 
They shall also assist in conducting the arrange- 
ments made for the quarterly communications 
and other meetings of the grand lodge. 

2. The grand stewards shall be appointed from 
eighteen different lodges, each of which shall 
recommend one of its subscribing members, who 
must be a master mason, to be presented by the 
former steward of that lodge, for the approba- 
tion and appointment of the grand master ; and 
when so approved and appointed, he is entitled 
to wear the clothing of a grand steward. 

3. The name and residence of the brother re- 
commended as grand steward shall be trans- 
mitted by his lodge to the grand secretary, four- 
teen days at least previous to the grand festival 



THE GRAND STEWARDS. 43 

4. If any lodge possessing the privilege of 
recommendation shall neglect to send to the 
grand secretary the name of one of its members, 
or to supply the place of one who shall decline 
or become incapable of discharging the duties of 
the office, as required by the preceding articles, 
the lodge shall forfeit its privilege, and the 
grand master shall nominate some other lodge 
to have such privilege in future. 

5. No brother shall be presented as a grand 
steward unless he was made in the lodge by 
which he is recommended, or has been twelve 
months a subscribing member to it. 

6. No lodge shall (under the penalty of for- 
feiting the privilege of nomination) subscribe or 
in any manner contribute towards the expense 
to be incurred by any steward in the discharge 
of his duties ; and any steward who shall accept 
of moneys towards such expense, or shall neglect 
to pay his proportion of the necessary expenses, 
shall forfeit all privilege or distinction acquired 
in consequence of his serving that office. 

7. Should any brother, recommended as a 
grand steward, decline or be incapable of dis- 
charging the duties of the office, the lodge which 
recommended him shall, when informed of the 



44 GEAND STEWARDS' LODGE. 

circumstance, transmit the name of another bro- 
ther to supply his place. 

8. Any grand steward not attending the meet- 
ings of the grand lodge when duly summoned, 
shall, for each absence, pay to the general fund 
of charity a fine of half-a -guinea. On his neglect- 
ing to pay such fine when incurred, he shall 
forfeit all privileges derived from his office. 

9. The grand stewards shall so regulate the 
grand festival that no expense fall on the grand 
lodge, and they are strictly enjoined not to in- 
troduce, or permit any refreshment to be intro- 
duced, into the hall after the grand master or 
other presiding officer shall have departed. 

10. The grand stewards shall have the ex- 
clusive privilege of becoming members of the 
grand stewards' lodge ; subject to its by-laws 
and regulations. 

11. Past grand stewards, being members of 
grand lodge, shall have set apart for them the 
front benches on either side in the body of grand 
lodge. 

Of the GRAND STEWARDS' LODGE. 
1. The grand stewards' lodge shall not have a 



PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTER 45 

number, but shall be registered in the books of 
the grand lodge, and placed in the printed list, at 
the head of all other lodges, and rank accordingly. 

2. The grand stewards' lodge, being constituted 
as a master masons' lodge, has no power of 
making, passing, or raising masons. 

Of PROVINCIAL or DISTRICT GRAND 

MASTER* 

1. The appointment of this officer is a prero- 
gative of the grand master, by whom a patent 
may be granted, during pleasure, to any brother 
of eminence and ability in the craft who may be 
thought worthy of the appointment. By this 
patent the brother is invested with a rank and 
power in his particular district, similar to those 
possessed by the grand master. He shall be 
installed at the first provincial grand lodge 
which he may hold after his appointment. 

2. He is empowered to appoint for his province 
a deputy, two wardens* two deacons, and other 

* Provincial Grand Masters and Provincial Grand Lodges 
in the Colonies and Foreign Parts are designated District 
Grand Masters and District Grand Lodges, to distinguish 
tuch Officers and such Bodies from the Provincial Grand 
Masters and Grand Lodges at home. A Provincial or District 
Grand Master must serve for the full period of five years to 
entitle him to Past Bank, 



46 PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTER. 

grand officers (except the treasurer, who is to be 
elected), and also provincial grand stewards not 
exceeding six in number. 

3. He may preside in every lodge he visits 
within his district, with his deputy provincial 
grand master on his right and the master of the 
lodge on his left hand ; his wardens, if present, 
may act as wardens of that lodge during his 
presence ; but, if they be absent, the provincial 
grand master may direct the wardens of the 
lodge, or any other master masons, to act as his 
wardens pro tempore. 

4. He shall hear and determine all subjects of 
masonic complaint or irregularity, respecting 
lodges or individual masons, within his district, 
and may proceed to admonition, fine, or sus- 
pension, according to the general laws of the 
craft, A minute of such proceedings, stating 
the offence and the law applicable to it, together 
with the decision, is to be transmitted to the 
grand master. When the case is of so flagrant 
a nature as, in the judgment of the provincial 
grand master, to require the erasure of a lodge, 
or the expulsion of a brother, he shall make a 
special report to the grand lodge, with his 
opinion thereon. 

The provincial grand master has no power to 



PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTER. 47 

expel a mason, though he may, when satisfied 
that any brother has been illegally excluded 
from any of his masonic functions or privileges, 
by a lodge within his district, order him to be 
immediately restored, and may suspend, until 
the next quarterly communication, the lodge or 
brother, who shall refuse to comply with such 
order. 

5. If the provincial grand master or his deputy 
shall neglect to proceed forthwith on any case 
submitted for his decision, the application or 
complaint may be transmitted to the board of 
general purposes. An appeal, in all cases, lies 
from the provincial grand master to the grand 
lodge or grand master. 

6. The provincial grand master may summon 
any lodge or brother, within his district, to attend 
him, and to produce the warrant, books, papers, 
and accounts of the lodge, or the certificate of the 
brother. If the summons be not complied with, 
nor a sufficient reason given for non-compliance, 
a peremptory summons shall be issued ; and in 
case of contumacy, the lodge or brother may be 
suspended, and the proceeding notified to the 
grand lodge or the grand master. 

7. He has power, with the concurrence of the 



48 PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTER 

grand master, to give or to refuse consent for the 
removal of a lodge from town to town within his 
district, or from his district into another, or from 
another district into his own, provided that in 
all cases the laws relating to the removal of 
lodges shall have been complied with. 

8. He should hold a provincial grand lodge, 
in such place as may seem to him most con- 
venient, at least once in each year, when there 
may also be a masonic festival. He may convene 
provincial grand lodges of emergency whenever 
in his judgment it may be necessary. 

9. He is required by himself, or his deputy, to 
correspond with the grand lodge, and to transmit 
to the grand secretary, at or prior to the quar- 
terly communication in Maxch, a circumstantial 
account, in writing, of his proceedings, and of 
the state of masonry within his province, together 
with a list of such lodges as may have been con- 
stituted since his last return, and the fees due 
thereon to the grand lodge. He is to forward, 
or cause to be forwarded, to the grand master a 
summary of the minutes of every provincial 
grand lodge within one month of the holding 
thereof, together with the names of all brethren 
appointed to provincial grand office, the names 
and numbers of the lodges to which they belong, 
and their respective residences. 



PKO VINCI AL GEAND MASTER 49 

10. To ensure the regular performance of the 
duties of provincial g*rand master, and to pre- 
vent inconvenience arising from the neglect of 
them, he may appoint a deputy to execute all 
the functions of the office in his name, and may, 
for this purpose, invest him by patent, under his 
hand and seal, with all the requisite powers, 
during pleasure. 

11. The provincial grand master must trans- 
mit, in writing, the name and place of abode of 
his deputy, to all the lodges of his district, and 
also to the grand secretary, in order to have him 
registered, within one month of the appointment, 
and, at the same time, specify whether he intends 
the business of the province to be transacted by 
himself or deputy. 

12. The provincial grand master, holding his 
office a,t the pleasure of the grand master, and the 
power of the deputy as well as of the provincial 
grand lodge emanating from the authority vested 
in the provincial grand master, he or his deputy 
must be responsible that the provincial grand 
lodge does not exceed its lawful powers. He is, 
therefore, to cause correct minutes to be kept of 
all its proceedings, and to produce them to the 
grand master or grand lodge when required. 



50 PEOVINCIAL GRAND OFFICERS. 



Of DEPUTY PROVINCIAL GRAND 

MASTER. 

1. The deputy provincial grand master must 
have previously served the office of master in a 
regular lodge, and be resident within the pro- 
vince, and a subscribing member to a lodge 
therein, and regularly authorized by patent to 
hold office during pleasure. 

2. He is invested with the rank of a deputy 
grand master within the province, and may pre- 
side, unless the provincial grand master be pre- 
sent, in any lodge he may visit within his dis- 
trict. He is not, by his office, a member of the 
grand lodge, nor does he possess any rank out 
of his district, though he is entitled to wear the 
clothing of a provincial grand officer, or past 
provincial grand officer, in all masonic meetings. 

Of the other PROVINCIAL GRAND 

OFFICERS. 

1 . These must all be resident within the pro- 
vince, and subscribing members to some lodge 
therein, but the M. W. grand master may grant 
a dispensation for non-residence. A fee of two 
guineas for grand wardens, and one guinea for 



PKOVINCIAL GEAND STEWARDS. 51 

any subordinate officer, shall be paid to the 
general fund of charity for such dispensation. 

2. The grand wardens and subordinate pro- 
vincial grand officers (except the treasurer, who 
is to be elected) are to be annually appointed by 
the provincial grand master, and such officers 
are respectively to be invested in the provincial 
grand lodge, and shall possess within their dis- 
trict, the rank and privileges of grand officers ; 
but they are not by such appointment members 
of the grand lodge, nor do they take any rank 
out of their district, though they are entitled to 
wear their clothing as provincial grand officers, 
or past provincial grand officers, in all masonic 
meetings. 

8. No brother can be appointed a provincial 
grand warden unless he be the master or past 
master of a lodge ; nor a provincial grand dea- 
con unless he be a warden or past warden of a 
lodge. 

Of PROVINCIAL GRAND STEWARDS. 

Provincial grand stewards, while in office, 
may wear jewels suspended by crimson collars, 
and aprons with crimson edgings, of the same 
width as the collars and edgings of the aprons 
of the provincial grand officers, and are mem- 

E 2 



52 PEOVINCIAL GEAND LODGES. 

bers of their own provincial grand lodge ; but 
when out of office they are no longer members, 
or entitled to wear crimson aprons and collars, 
or jewels, nor are provincial grand stewards 
entitled to wear crimson aprons or collars out 
of their own province. 



Of PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGES. 

1. When the provincial grand master pre- 
sides, the provincial grand lodge is to be declared 
open in "due form." If the deputy or other 
brother preside, " inform 9 ' only. 

2. The actual and past provincial grand officers, 
whilst they remain subscribing members to a 
lodge in the province, with the actual provincial 
grand stewards, and the masters, past masters, 
and wardens, of all lodges within the province, 
are members of the provincial grand lodge, and 
the masters and wardens shall attend the same 
when duly summoned. 

3. The provincial grand lodge has the power 
of framing by-laws for its own government, and 
of making regulations for the guidance of the 
private lodges of the province; provided that 
none of these be contrary to or inconsistent with, 
the laws and constitutions of the grand lodge ; 



PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGES. 53 

but such by-laws shall not be valid until sub- 
mitted to, and approved by, the most worshipful 
grand master. 

4. Great advantage having been experienced 
from the establishment of a local fund for chari- 
table and other masonic purposes, each provincial 
grand lodge may direct payments to be made by 
the provincial grand officers and the lodges in the 
province for this desirable purpose (exclusive of 
the contributions payable to the grand lodge). 
The payments by lodges shall not exceed the fol- 
lowing sums, viz., sixpence per quarter for every' 
contributing member of a lodge, five shillings 
for every person who has been initiated, and one 
shilling for every member who has joined any 
lodge since the last payment. This fund cannot 
be established without the concurrence of at least 
two-thirds of the members present in provincial 
grand lodge, nor unless each lodge in the pro- 
vince shall have had due notice of the meeting, 
and of the intention to propose the establishment 
of such fund, nor until the decision shall have 
been confirmed at a subsequent meeting of the 
provincial grand lodge, of which meeting due 
notice shall also be given. If this fund be esta- 
blished, the mode of contribution by lodges shall 
on no pretence be departed from, though the 
provincial grand lodge may diminish any of the 



54 PEOVINCIAL GKAND LODGES. 

payments, or exact only part of them at their 
discretion. Thus country lodges can, in no case, 
be subjected to fees exceeding those paid by 
every lodge within the London district, while 
their members will have the advantage of a 
local fund as well as of the general fund of 
charity in London. 

The provincial grand lodge may make such 
regulations as they may deem necessary for the 
application of this fund. 

5. The provincial grand lodge shall elect a 
treasurer annually, by whom a regular account 
of the receipts and disbursements of this fund 
shall be kept. These accounts must be produced 
at every provincial grand lodge, and audited 
once in each year, and a copy thereof transmitted 
to tha lodges within the province. 

6. Correct minutes of the proceedings of the 
provincial grand lodge shall be kept in a book 
proper for the purpose, which shall be produced, 
by the provincial grand master, for the inspec- 
tion of the grand master or grand lodge when- 
ever required. 

7. The provincial grand lodge emanates from 
the authority vested in the provincial grand mas- 
ter, and possesses no other powers than those 



DISTRICT GRAND LODGES- 55 

specified It therefore follows that no provincial 
grand lodge can meet but by the sanction of the 
provincial grand master or his deputy ; and that 
it ceases to exist on the death, resignation, sus- 
pension, or removal of the provincial grand 
master, until a brother is duly appointed or em- 
powered to perform the functions of provincial 
grand master, by whose authority the provincial 
grand lodge may be again established. 

8. Should the provincial grand master desire 
the opinion of his provincial grand lodge on the 
subject of any masonic complaint or irregularity 
within his district, they shall fully inquire into 
the matter and report their opinion thereon to 
the provincial grand master, with whom alone 
the decision remains, unless there shall be an 
appeal to the grand lodge against such decision. 



Of DISTRICT GRAND LODGES. 

IN COLONIES OR FOREIGN PARTS. 

1. It being necessary on account of the dis- 
tance from England of district grand lodges, and 
the consequent delay in their communications 
with the grand lodge of England, that their 
powers should be more extensive than those of 



56 DISTRICT GRAND LODGES. 

provincial grand lodges, the grand lodge dele- 
gates to its district grand lodges, meeting under 
district grand masters duly authorized and ap- 
pointed by the grand master of England, in 
addition to the powers specified under the head 
of " provincial grand lodges," the power of ex- 
pelling masons, and erasing lodges within their 
respective districts ; also the power of investi- 
gating, regulating, and deciding on all matters 
relating to lodges and individual masons within 
their respective districts, which power they may 
exercise either of themselves, or by a committee 
of their body. 

The M. W. grand master may confer on dis- 
trict grand masters, and on masters of lodges in 
the colonies and foreign parts where there is no 
district grand master, a power of dispensation, 
in cases of emergency, for a brother to be ad- 
vanced to a higher degree, at an interval of one 
week instead of four weeks. 

2. The proceedings and decisions of district 
grand lodges, and of any committee appointed 
by such body, shall in all cases be strictly 
governed and controlled by the laws of the 
grand lodge, as laid down in the Book of Con- 
stitutions. 

3, All powers given by the Book of Constitu- 



DISTRICT GRAND LODGES. 57 

tions to the board of general purposes in cases 
of masonic complaint, or irregularity, may be 
exercised by district grand lodges, or by such 
committee as aforesaid. 

4. Complaints against lodges or brethren may 
be preferred either to the district grand master, 
or to the district grand lodge. 

In all cases an appeal lies from the decision of 
district grand lodges to the grand lodge of 
England. 

5. District grand lodges may make rules and 
regulations for the management and conduct of 
their own proceedings, and of those of any com- 
mittee of their own body, and may alter such 
rules as they tbink fit ; but no rule or regula- 
tion shall be in force until approved by the 
M. *W. the grand master of England. 

6. District grand lodges may fix stated times 
for their meetings, not exceeding four times in 
the year ; but the district grand master may 
summon and hold a district grand lodge of 
emergency whenever, in his judgment, it may be 
.necessary. The particular reason for calling 
such lodge of emergency shall be expressed in* 
the summons, and no other business shall be 
entered upon at that meeting. 



58 DISTEICT GEAND LODGES. 

7. In the event of the death, resignation, re- 
moval or suspension of a district grand master, 
the district grand lodge shall continue to exer- 
cise its functions ; and the deputy district grand 
master, if there be one, and if not (or in the 
event of his being absent from the district, and 
until his return), the district grand officer or 
past district grand officer next in rank then in 
the district, shall assume and exercise the func- 
tions of district grand master until another dis- 
trict grand master shall have received his patent 
of appointment from the grand master of Eng- 
land, and shall have notified the same to the 
district grand secretary. The brother exercising 
the functions of a district grand master shall 
not assume that title ; nor shall he, after having 
so acted, be entitled to rank as a past district 
grand master, or to wear the masonic clothing 
appropriate to that office. 

8. District grand lodges may require pay- 
ment to their district fund of fees larger than are 
allowed in England under the following regula- 
tions, viz. : — 

That notice in writing of the fees proposed, 
and also the day of meeting for the discussion 
of the subject, be sent to each lodge in the dis- 
trict two months at least prior to the meeting. 

That if the proposed payments be agreed to / 



DISTRICT GRAND LODGES. 59 

by two-thirds at least of the members present, 
a day shall be appointed for considering the con- 
firmation thereof at a period of not less than 
three months from the first meeting, and a copy 
of the resolution so agreed to shall be sent forth- 
with to each lodge with the summons for the 
second meeting. 

That any lodge, whose officers may not be able 
to attend by reason of their distance from the 
place of assembly, be permitted to state its 
opinions in writing : provided the same be des- 
patched to the district grand secretary within 
the period of one month from the date of re- 
ceiving the summons for the second meeting. 

When the proceedings have been confirmed, 
a copy thereof shall be transmitted to the most 
worshipful grand master for his approval, to- 
gether with copies of any opinions which may 
have been received in writing. 

Wheu the grand master shall have given his 
consent, and not till then, shall the resolutions 
be declared valid, and the fees and payments 
demanded, which shall in such case be payable 
from the time when the proceedings were con- 
firmed by the district grand lodge. 

9. In order to avoid delay, and for the accom- 
modation of lodges in the colonies and foreign 
parts for which a district grand master is ap- 



60 DISTRICT GRAND LODGES. 

pointed, those lodges may make their returns 
and payments to the district grand master or 
such brother as he may direct, but for the due 
remittance of which to the grand lodge the dis- 
trict grand master shall be personally respon- 
sible ; the district grand master is thereupon 
to deliver grand lodge certificates, furnished to 
him for the purpose, which certificates are to 
be countersigned as specified in the following 
paragraph. 

10. The grand secretary is to furnish to dis- 
trict grand masters, grand lodge certificates 
(with the necessary alterations in the form) 
signed and sealed, but in other respects left 
blank ; the blanks to be filled up by the dis- 
trict grand master or by his order, with the 
names and dates of the brethren initiated, &c, 
by lodges within his province or district, or of 
brethren who shall join such lodges, as set forth 
in the returns made to him ; which grand lodge 
certificates shall have attached to them the seal 
of the district grand lodge, and be countersigned 
by the district grand master, or his deputy, and 
by the district grand secretary. 

11. When a return and payment has been 
made to a district grand master, or other brother 
on his behalf, as provided by section 9, p. 59, 



PRIVATE LODGES. 61 

the lodge making the same shall forthwith 
transmit to the grand secretary in London, a 
duplicate of the return, signed by the master 
and the secretary or treasurer, specifying the 
date when, and the party to whom, the return 
and payment has been made, and also specify- 
ing for whom the district grand master has 
issued certificates. The district grand master 
shall immediately, or with all reasonable expe- 
dition, forward to the grand secretary the 
returns received from the several lodges in his 
district, together with the amount payable 
thereon, so that the brethren may be duly 
registered, and the money placed to the credit 
of the respective lodges in the grand treasurer's 
accounts. 

■ 

Of PRIVATE LODGES. 

1 . The officers of a lodge are the master and 
his two wardens, with their assistants the two 
deacons, inner guard, and tyler. There must 
also be a treasurer and a secretary. A chaplain, 
a master of the ceremonies, and stewards may be 
appointed. 

Should a prince of the blood royal honour any 
private lodge by accepting the office of master, 
he may appoint a deputy master, who shall be 
regularly installed, and entitled, when in office, 



62 PRIVATE LODGE& 

to all the privileges of actual master, and when 
out of office, to those of a past master. 

2. Every lodge shall annually elect its master 
and treasurer by ballot, such master having regu- 
larly served as a„ warden of a warranted lodge 
for one year, and, at the next meeting after his 
election, when the minutes are confirmed, he shall 
be duly installed in the chair according to antient 
usage, after which he shall appoint his wardens 
and other officers, except the treasurer ; the tyler 
is to be chosen by the members of the lodge. 

Whenever it may happen that the number of 
votes shall be equal upon any question to be 
decided in a lodge, either by ballot or otherwise, 
the master in the chair shall be entitled to give 
a second or casting vote, excepting upon a ballot 
for a candidate for initiation, or a brother to 
join. 

N.B. It is very desirable that a brother should 
be present when appointed to an office, 

3. No brother shall be master of more than one 
lodge at the same time, without a dispensation 
from the grand master. 

4. No master of the tavern or house at which 
the lodge meets, shall hold any office in the lodge, 
without a dispensation from the grand master or 
the provincial grand master. 



PRIVATE LODGES. 63 

5. Every lodge has the power of framing by- 
laws for its government, provided they are not 
inconsistent with the regulations of the grand 
lodge. The by-laws must be submitted to the 
grand master, or the provincial grand master, 
and when approved, a fair copy must be sent to 
the grand secretary, and, in the case of a country 
lodge, also to the provincial grand master ; and 
when any material alteration shall be made, such 
alteration must, in like manner, be submitted. 
No law or alteration will be valid until so sub- 
mitted and approved The by-laws of the lodge 
shall be fairly written in a book, which shall be 
delivered to the master on his installation, when 
he shall solemnly pledge himself to observe and 
enforce them. Every brother shall sign them 
when he becomes a member of the lodge, as a 
declaration of his submission to them, and shall 
at all reasonable times have access to them, and 
be allowed to take copies. 

6. A book shall be kept in every lodge, in 
which shall be entered the names of its members 
and of all persons admitted therein, with the 
dates of their proposal, admission, or initiation, 
passing and raising ; their ages, titles, professions, 
or trades, together with such other transactions 
of the lodge as are proper to be written. The mas- 
ter is responsible for the observance of this law. 



64 PRIVATE LODGES. 

7. The place and. regular days of meeting of 
the lodge shall be specified in the by-laws, and 
no meeting of the lodge shall be held elsewhere, 
except a removal be decided upon in conformity 
with the laws, or that the continuance of the 
meeting of the lodge at its usual place be rendered 
impracticable or improper by circumstances spe- 
cified under the head " Removal of Lodges" 

8. Every lodge, when removed to a new place 
of meeting, or whenever the day of assembling 
shall be altered, shall immediately send notice 
thereof to the grand secretary, and, if a country 
lodge, also to the provincial grand master. The 
officers of a removed lodge shall not be permitted 
to attend the grand lodge or provincial grand 
lodge until the removal be properly notified. 

9. A lodge of emergency may, at any time, be 
called, by the authority of the master, or, in his 
absence, of the senior warden, or, in their absence, 
of the junior warden, but on no pretence without 
such authority. The business to be transacted 
at such lodge of emergency shall be expressed in 
the summons, recorded on the minutes, and no 
other business shall be entered upon. 

10. The precedency of lodges is derived from 
the number of their constitution, as recorded in 



PRIVATE LODGES. 65 

the books of the grand lodge. No lodge shall 
be acknowledged, nor its officers admitted into 
the grand lodge or a provincial grand lodge, nor 
any of its members entitled to partake of the 
general charity or other masonic privilege, unless 
it has been regularly constituted and registered, 

11. Any lodge which may not be distinguished 
by a name or title, being desirous of taking one, 
must, for that purpose, procure the approbation 
of the grand master, or provincial grand master, 
and the name must be registered with the grand 
secretary. No lodge shall be permitted to alter 
its name without the like approbation. 

12. No lodge can make a mason, or admit a 
member, without strictly complying with all the 
regulations enacted for the government of the 
craft. See " Proposing Members, Making, Pass- 
ing, and Raising" 

13. Every lodge must receive as a member, 
without further proposition or ballot, any bro- 
ther initiated therein, provided such brother 
express his wish to that effect on the day of his 
initiation, to ascertain which the master shall 
call his attention to this law, as no lodge should 
introduce into masonry a person whom the 
brethren might consider unfit to be a member 
of their own lodge. 



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66 PEIVATE LODGES. 

14. Every lodge must be particularly careful 
in registering the names of the brethren initiated 
therein, and in making the returns of its mem- 
bers, as no person is regularly entitled to partake 
of the general charity unless his name be duly 

To prevent injury to individuals, by being ex- 
cluded the privileges of masonry, through neg- 
lect in not registering their names, any brother 
so circumstanced, ' on producing sufficient proof 
that he has paid the full fees to his lodge, includ- 
ing the register-fee, shall be capable of enjoying 
the privileges of the craft, and the offending 
lodge shall be reported to the board of general 
purposes, and rigorously proceeded against for 
detaining moneys which are the property of the 
grand lodge, and which had been paid to the 
lodge for specific appropriation. 

1 5. All moneys received or paid on account of 
the lodge shall be entered in proper books. The 
fees or dues received on account of, and payable 
to, the grand lodge and provincial grand lodge, 
shall be kept separate and distinct from the 
moneys belonging to the lodge, and shall be de- 
posited in the hands of the master instead of the 
treasurer of the lodge, and shall be transmitted 
to the grand lodge and provincial grand lodge 
at such time as the laws require. The accounts 



PRIVATE LODGE& 67 

of the lodge shall be audited, at least once in 
every year, by a committee to be appointed by 
the lodge. 

16. Each lodge shall procure for every brother 
initiated therein, a grand lodge certificate, to be 
paid for by the lodge at the same time with the 
fee for registration. 

1 7. . No lodge, or officer or member of a lodge 
shall, under any circumstances, give a certificate 
or recommendation to enable a mason to proceed 
from lodge to lodge as a pauper, or in an itine- 
rant manner to apply to lodges for relief. 

18. No lodge shall form any public masonic 
procession without a licence from the grand 
master, or the provincial grand master. 

19. All lodges are particularly bound to ob- 
serve the same usages and customs : every devia- 
tion, therefore, ftl the established mode of 
working is highly improper, and cannot be justi- 
fied or countenanced. In order to preserve this 
uniformity, and to cultivate a good understand- 
ing among free-masons, some members of every 
lodge should be deputed to visit other lodges as 
often as may be convenient. 

20. If any brother behave in such a manner as 

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68 PRIVATE LODGES. 

to disturb the harmony of the lodge, he shall be 
thrice formally admonished by the master : and, 
if he pritfaU. irregular Iduct, he 8 M be 
punished by censure, fine, or exclusion, according 
to the by-laws of the lodge ; or the case may be 
reported to higher masonic authority. 

21. No lodge shall exclude* any member with- 
out giving him due notice of the complaint made 
against him, and of the time appointed for its 
consideration. The name of every brother ex- 
cluded, with the cause of exclusion, shall be sent 
to the grand secretary ; and, if a country lodge, 
also to the provincial grand master. 

22. The jewels and furniture of every lodge 
belong to, and are the property of, the master 
and wardens for the time being, in trust for the 
members of such lodge ; and the master of the 
house wherein the lodge is held shall-have no lien 
thereon ; nor shall he be suffered to be the owner 
of the jewels or furniture of any lodge, under the 
penalty of the forfeiture of the warrant of con- 
stitution of such lodge. No jewel shall be worn 
in a lodge other than those specified for the 

* The term expelled is used only when a brother is removed 
from the craft by the grand lodge, or a district grand lodge. 
Upon the removal of a brother from a private lodge the 
term excluded only is applicable. 



PEIVATE LODGES. 69 

officers, except such honorary or other jewel, as 
shall be consistent with those degrees recognized 
■by the grand lodge as part of antient free- 
masonry. 

23. The warrant and books and papers belong- 
ing to the lodge must be produced by the master, 
when required by competent authority. 

24. The majority of the members of a lodge, 
when congregated, have the privilege of giving 
instructions to their master, the immediate past 
master, and wardens, before the meeting of the 
grand lodge ; because such officers are their repre- 
sentatives, and are supposed to speak their senti- 
ments. 

25. Each lodge shall annually make a return 
to the grand secretary of the master, wardens, 
and past masters of the lodge, and of all members 
who claim to be entitled to attend the grand 
lodge as past masters having served the office of 
master in some other lodge, specifying the lodge 
in which each of them has served the office of 
master ; and no brother shall be permitted to 
attend the grand lodge unless his name shall 
appear in such return. 

26. Every private lodge shall at least once in 
each year transmit direct to the grand secretary 



70 PEIVATE LODGES. 

a regular list, signed by the master and secretary, 
of ^member/and of the brethren imtiateZr 
admitted therein since the last return, with the 
dates of initiation or joining, and when passed or 
raised, the dates of those degrees respectively, 
together with the ages, titles, professions, addi- 
tions, or trades of such brethren, and the name 
and number of the lodge to which a joining 
member formerly belonged ; and at the same time 
remit all moneys due to the grand lodge : and if 
a lodge neglect for one year to make such returns 
and payments, or if it do not meet for one year, 
it is liable to be erased. The master, immediate 
past master, and wardens of a lodge which shall 
have neglected for one year to make its returna 
and payments, are disqualified from attending 
the grand lodge or sitting upon any board or 
committee until those returns and payments, 
shall have been completed. The master is 
responsible for the observance of this law. 

27. If a lodge be dissolved, the warrant shall 
be delivered up to the grand master, and shall 
not be transferred without his consent. 

28. Jf the warrant of a lodge be sold, or pro- 
cured by any other means than, through the 
regular channel of petition to the grand master, 
or district grand master, such warrant shall be 
forfeited, and the lodge erased. 



PRIVATE LODGES. 71 

29. Should the majority of any lodge deter- 
mine to retire from it, the power of assembling 
remains with the rest of the members who adhere 
to their allegiance : but if all the members of a 
lodge withdraw, the warrant becomes extinct. 

30. If any lodge, or its master and wardens, be 
summoned to attend, or to produce its warrant, 
books, papers, or accounts, to the grand master 
or his deputy, or the provincial grand master, or 
his deputy, or the board of general purposes, or 
any other board or committee authorized by the 
grand lodge, and do not comply, or give sufficient 
reason for non compliance, a peremptory sum- 
mons shall be issued ; and in case of contumacy, 
such lodge may be suspended, and the proceed- 
ing notified to the grand lodge. 

31. A lodge offending against any law or regu- 
lation of the craft, to the breach of which no 
specific penalty is attached, shall, at the discre- 
tion of the grand lodge, or any of its delegated 
-authorities, or of a provincial grand master, be 
subject to admonition, fine, or suspension. 

If fine be the punishment awarded, it shall be, 
for the first offence, not less than one pound, nor 
more than five pounds ; for a second offence of a 
similar nature, within three years, it shall be not 
less than two nor more than ten pounds ; and if 



72 LONDON AND COUNTKY LODGES. 

the lodge shall refuse to pay the fine, or be guilty 
of a third offence within three years of the second 
offence, the lodge shall be liable to be erased. 

All fines shall be applied to the general fund 
of charity. 

Of LODGES within the LONDON 

DISTKICT. 

All lodges held within ten miles of Free- 
masons' Hall, London, are London lodges, there- 
fore are not under the jurisdiction of provincial 
grand masters, and are to pay the London dues 
and fees. 

Of COUNTRY LODGES. 

9 

All lodges held at a greater distance than ten 
miles from Freemasons' Hall,London,are Country 
Jodges, and are to observe the following laws and 
regulations in addition to those specified under 
the head of " Private Lodges," 

1. All country lodges are under the immediate 
superintendence of the provincial grand master 
of the district, to whom, or to his deputy, they 
are to apply in all cases of difficulty or doubt, 
and to whom all complaints must be transmitted. 
If those officers should neglect to proceed in the 



COUNTRY LODGES. 73 

business, the application or complaint may be 
transmitted to the board of general purposes, 
and an appeal in all cases lies to the grand lodge 
or grand master. 

2. Every country lodge shall make a return 
similar to that required to be made to the grand 
secretary once in each year, or oftener, if re- 
quired, to the provincial grand master, and shall 
transmit therewith all money payable to the 
provincial grand lodge. 

3. The master, wardens, and past masters, 
subscribing to any country lodge in the district, 
are members of the provincial grand lodge, and 
the master and wardens shall attend its meet- 
ings when duly summoned. 

4. Every country lodge shall have a local 
as well as a general rank, so that if any lodge 
be removed from one province into another, 
although it is to retain the original number in the 
grand lodge books, and preserve the same rank 
in the united grand lodge, and in all public 
meetings out of the-province into which it may 
have been removed, yet within such province it 
is to rank immediately after the lowest num- 
bered lodge previously existing, as well at the 
provincial grand lodge as at public ceremonies 



74 MILITARY LODGES. 

within the province, unless the grand master 
pro grand master, or deputy grand master pre- 
side. The seniority of country lodges in their 
particular district is to be determined by the 
date of their registry in the books of the pro- 
vincial grand lodge. 

5. No country lodge shall be removed out of 
its province, nor from place to place within the 
same province, without the consent of the pro- 
vincial grand master, nor if the M.W. grand mas- 
ter shall deem such removal inexpedient ; and 
no lodge shall be moved into another province 
without the consent of the provincial grand 
master for that province, and also of the grand 
master. 

6. Country lodges in places for which no pro- 
vincial grand master is appointed, nor any brother 
empowered to perform his functions, must, in 
every case, make their communications and 
complaints direct to the grand secretary in 
London. 

Of MILITARY LODGES. 

It being essential to the interest of the craft, 
that all military lodges should be strictly con- 
fined to the purposes for which their warrants 
were originally obtained ; and very great abuses 
having arisen from the improper initiation of 



MILITARY LODGES. 75 

masons by such lodges, every warrant, therefore, 
which is held by a military lodge shall be for- 
feited unless the following laws be complied with, 
in addition to those specified under the head of 
* Private Lodges." 

1. No warrant shall be granted for the estab- 
lishment of a military lodge without the consent 
of the commanding officer of the regiment, bat- ' 
talion, or company to which it is to be attached. 

2. No military lodge shall, on any pretence, 
initiate into masonry any inhabitant or sojourner 
in any town or place at which its members may be 
stationed, or through which they may be march- 
ing, nor any person who does not at the time 
belong to the military profession, nor any military 
person below the rank of a corporal, except as 
serving brethren, or by dispensation from the 
grand master, or provincial grand master. 

3. When any military lodge, under the con- 
stitution of England, shall be out of England, 
it shall conduct itself so as not to give offence to 
the masonic authorities of the countiy or place 
in which it may sojourn, never losing sight of 
the duties it owes to the grand lodge of England, 
to which communication is ever to be made, and 
all fees and dues regularly transmitted. 



76 MASTERS AND WARDENS, 

4 If the military body, to which a lodge is 
attached, be disbanded or reduced, the brethren 
shall carefully transmit the warrant to the grand 
secretary; but if a competent number of the 
brethren remain together, they may apply for 
another warrant of the same number, to be 
holden as a civil lodge, at such place as may be 
convenient and approved of by the grand master. 
Such warrant to be granted without any addi- 
tional expense.' 

Of the MASTERS and WARDENS of 

LODGES. 

1. All preferment among masons should be 
grounded upon real worth and personal merit, 
therefore no brother shall be elected master of a 
lodge, or appointed to any office therein, merely 
on account of seniority of rank. Previously to 
the installation of the master, the mhiutes of the 
preceding meeting of the lodge must be read and 
confirmed, so far at least as to the election of the 
master, after which the usual ceremonies of in- 
stallation are to be performed, and no master 
elect shall assume the master's chair until he 
shall have been regularly installed, though he 
may in the interim rule the lodge. Should the 
minutes of the election of master not be con- 
firmed, then a summons must be issued for the 



MASTERS AND WARDENS. 77 

following regular meeting of the lodge, setting 
forth that the brethren were again to proceed 
to elect a master, and on the confirmation of 
the minutes of that election at the following 
regular meeting of the lodge, the installation of 
the master will follow. 

2. Every master elect, before being placed in 
the chair, shall solemnly pledge himself to pre- 
serve the landmarks of the order, to observe its 
antient usages and established . customs, and 
strictly to enforce them within his own lodge. 

3. No brother shall continue master for more 
than two years in succession, unless by a dispen- 
sation, which may be granted by the grand 
master, or the provincial grand master, in cases 
of real necessity ; but he may be again elected 
after he has been out of that office one year. 
This regulation shall not extend to a prince of 
the blood royal appointing a deputy, but it 
shall to the deputy. 

4. The master and wardens of a lodge are 
enjoined to visit other lodges as often as they 
conveniently can, in order that the same usages 
and customs may be observed throughout the 
craft, and a good understanding cultivated 
amongst free-masons. 



78 MASTERS AND WARDENS. 

5. The master is responsible for the due ob^. 
servance of the laws relating to private lodges, 
and is bound to produce all books, minutes, and 
accounts when required by lawful authority. 

6. If the master shall die, be removed, or be 
incapable of discharging the duties of his office, 
the senior warden, and in the absence of the 
senior warden, the junior warden, and in the 
absence of both wardens then the immediate 
past master, or in his absence the senior past 
master, shall act as master in summoning the 
lodge, until the next election of officers. In 
the master's absence, the immediate past master, 
or, if he be absent, the senior past master of the 
lodge present shall take the chair. And if no 
past master of the lodge be present, then the 
senior warden, or in his absence the junior 
warden, shall rule the lodge. 

7. The master and wardens of every lodge in 
the London district shall, within one month 
after appointment in each year, respectively sign 
their names in a book, at the office of the grand 
secretary. 

8. The master and wardens of every lodge 
shall attend the grand master or his deputy, or 
the provincial grand master or his deputy, or 



MEMBERS. 79 

any board or committee authorized by the grand 
lodge ; and produce the warrant, minutes, and 
books of the lodge, when summoned so to do, 
under pain of suspension, and being reported to 
the next grand lodge. 

9. The wardens and officers of a lodge cannot 
be removed, unless for a cause which appears to 
the lodge to be sufficient ; but the master, if he 
be dissatisfied with the conduct of any of his 
officers, may lay the cause of complaint before 
the lodge ; and if it shall appear to the majority 
of the brethren present* that the complaint be 
well founded, he shall have power to displace 
such officer, and appoint another. 

Of MEMBERS and their DUTY. 

1. No brother shall be admitted a member of 
a lodge, unless the laws of the craft relating to 
the proposing and admitting of candidates shall 
have been strictly complied with. (See pro- 
posing members, page 82.) 

2. A brother who has been concerned in 
making masons clandestinely, or at a lodge which 
is not a regular lodge, or for small and unworthy 
considerations, or who may assist in forming a 
new lodge without the grand master's authority, 



80 MEMBERS. 

shall hot be admitted as a member, nor even as 
a visitor, into any regular lodge, nor partake of 
the general charity or other masonic privilege, 
till he make due submission, and obtain grace. 

3. N6 brother shall presume to print or pub- 
lish, or cause to be printed and published, the 
proceedings of any lodge, or any part thereof, or 
the names of the persons present at such lodge, 
without the consent of the grand master, or pro- 
vincial grand master, under pain of being sus- 
pended or expelled from the order. 

This law is not to extend to the writing, 
printing, or publishing of any notice or sum- 
mons, issued to the members of a lodge, by the 
authority of the master, or the proceedings of any 
festival or public meeting at which persons not 
masons are permitted to be present. 

4. The majority of the members present at any 
lodge duly summoned have an undoubted right 
to regulate their own proceedings, provided that 
they are consistent with the general laws and 
regulations of the craft ; no member, thef efore, 
shall be permitted to enter in the minute-book 
of his lodge a protest against any resolution or 
proceeding which may have taken place, unless 
it shall appear to him to be contrary to the laws 
and usages of the craft, and for the purpose of 



MEMBERS. 81 

complaining or appealing to a higher masonic 
authority. 

5. If any member shall be excluded from his 
lodge, or shall withdraw himself from it, without 
having complied with its by-laws, or with the 
general regulations of the craft, he shall not be 
eligible to any other lodge, until that lodge shall 
have been made acquainted with his former neg- 
lect, so that the brethren may be enabled to 
exercise their discretion as to his admission. 
Whenever a member of any lodge shall resign, 
or shall be excluded, or whenever, at a future 
time, he may require it, he shall be furnished 
with a certificate stating the circumstances under 
which he left the lodge ; and such certificate is 
to be produced to any other lodge of which he 
is proposed to be admitted a member, previous 
to the ballot being taken. 

6. All differences between, or complaints of 
members that cannot be accommodated privately 
or in a regular lodge, shall be reduced into writing 
and delivered to the grand secretary, who shall 
lay the same before the grand master or the board 
of general purposes, or other board or committee 
appointed by the grand lodge, or in the country 
to the provincial grand master, if there be one. 
■When all parties shall have been summoned to 

G 



82 PROPOSING MEMBERS. 



& 



ttend thereon, and the case investigated, such 
order and adjudication shall be made as is autho- 
rized by the laws and regulations of masonry. 

7. A mason offending against any law or re- 
gulation of the craft, to the breach of which no 
specific penalty is attached, shall, at the discre- 
tion of the grand lodge, or any of its delegated 
authorities, or of a provincial grand master, be 
subject to admonition, fine, or suspension. 

If fine be the punishment awarded, it shall be, 
for theiirst offence, not less than one pound nor 
more than five pounds ; for a second oflence of a 
similar nature, within three years, it shall be not 
less than two nor more than ten pounds ; and if 
the brother shall refuse to pay the fine, or be 
guilty of a third offence within three years of 

r 

the second offence, he shall be liable to expul- 
sion from the craft. 

All fines shall be applied to the general fond 
of charity. 

Of PEOPOSING MEMBERS. 

MAKING, PASSING, AND RAISING. 

Great discredit and injury having been 
brought upon our antient and honourable fra- 
ternity from admitting members and receiving 



PKOPOSING MEMBERS. 83 

candidates, without due notice being given, or 
inquiry made into their characters, and qualifi- 
cations ; and from passing and raising masons 
"without due instruction in the respective de- 
grees, it is declared that a violation or neglect 
of any of the following laws shall subject the 
lodge offending to erasure, and no emergency 
can be allowed as a justification.* 

1. No brother shall be admitted a member of a 
lodge without a regular proposition in open lodge, 
nor until his name, occupation, and place of abode, 
as well as the name and number of the lodge of 
which he is or was last a member, or in which he 
was initiated, shall have been sent to all the mem- 
bers in the summons for the next regular lodge 
meeting ; at which meeting the brother's grand 
lodge certificate, and also the certificate of his 
former lodge are to be produced, and the decision 
of the brethren ascertained by ballot. When a 
lodge has ceased to meet, any former member 
thereof shall be eligible to be proposed and ad- 
mitted a member of another lodge, on producing 
a certificate from the grand secretary, stating the 
fact, and specifying whether the brother has been 
registered and his quarterage duly paid. 

2, No person shall be made a mason without 

* A dispensation cannot be granted except is cases specially 
provided for. 

G 2 



84 PROPOSING MEMBERS. 

a regular proposition at one lodge, and a ballot 
at the next regular lodge ; which shall not take 
place unless his name, addition or profession, 
and, place of abode, shall have been sent to all 
the members in the summons. 

In cases of emergency, the following alteration 
is allowed. Any two members of a lodge may 
transmit in writing to the master the name, &c, 
of any candidate whom they may wish to propose, 
and the circumstances which cause the emer- 
gency; and the master, if it be proper, shall 
notify the same to every member of his lodge ; 
either in the summons for the next regular meet- 
ing, or in a summons for a lodge of emergency, 
to meet at a period of not less than seven days 
from the issuing of the summons for the purpose 
of balloting for the candidate ; and if the candi- 
date be then approved, he may be initiated into 
the first degree. The master shall, previous to 
the ballot being taken, cause the proposition, 
and emergency, to be recorded in the minute- 
book of the lodge. 

3. No man shall be made a mason in any 
lodge under the age of twenty-one years, unless 
by dispensation from the grand master, or pro- 
vincial grand master. Every candidate must be 
a free man, his own master, and, at the time of 
initiation, in reputable circumstances. Previous 



PEOPOSING MEMBERS. 85 

to his initiation, he must subscribe his name at 
full length, to a declaration of the following 
import,* viz. : — 

To the worshipful master, wardens, officers, 
and members of the lodge of 
No. 

I, being a free man, and of the full 

age of twenty-one years, do declare that, un- 
biassed by the improper solicitation of friends, 
and uninfluenced by mercenary or other unworthy 
motive, I freely and voluntarily offer myself a 
candidate for the mysteries of masonry ; that I 
am prompted by a favourable opinion conceived 
of the institution, and a desire of knowledge ; 
and that I will cheerfully conform to all the 
antient usages and established customs of the 
order. Witness my hand, this 
of 

Witness 

4. No person can be made a mason in, or ad- 
mitted a member of a lodge, if, on the ballot, 
three black balls appear against him : but the 
by-laws of a lodge may enact that one or two 
black balls shall exclude a candidate. 

5. Every candidate shall, on his initiation, 

* Any individual who cannot write is consequently ineli- 
gible to he admitted into the order. 



86 PKOPOSING MEMBERS. 

solemnly promise to submit to the constitutions, 
and to conform to all the usages and regulations 
of the craft. 

6. No lodge shall on any pretence initiate 
into masonry more than five persons on the 
same day, unless by a dispensation, which shall 
specify the total number to be initiated. 

7. No lodge shall confer more than one degree 
on any brother on the same day, nor shall a 
higher degree be conferred on any brother at a 
less interval than four weeks from his receiving 
a previous degree (except as provided at p. 56, 
sec. 1, par. 2), nor until he has passed an ex- 
amination in open lodge in that degree. 

8. No other .lodge shall initiate any non-com- 
missioned officer or corporal belonging to a regi- 
ment or battalion to which a military lodge is 
attached, nor shall any lodge initiate any military 
person below the rank of a corporal, except as 
a serving brother, or by dispensation from the 
grand master, or provincial grand master. 

9. No person shall be made a mason for less 
than three guineas, exclusive of the registering 
fee, nor shall a lodge on any pretence remit or 
defer the payment of any part of this sum. The 



PEOPOSING MEMBERS. 87 

• 

member who proposes a candidate must be re- 
sponsible to the lodge for all the fees payable on 
account of the initiation. 

• This is not to extend to the making of serving 
brethren, who may be initiated by the lodge 
which they are to serve, provided that no fee or 
reward be taken, and that a dispensation from 
the grand master or provincial grand master be 
first obtained, which shall be specified in the 
return made to the grand secretary : but a bro- 
ther so initiated cannot be a member of the lodge 
in which he was initiated, though eligible to 
become a subscribing member of any other lodge ; 
and, upon being registered a joining member 
of such other lodge, and paying his contributions 
in like manner with other members, he is entitled 
to all the privileges and benefits of the craft. 

If, however, there be no other lodge in the 
vicinity of his dwelling of which he can become 
a member, he may be permitted to pay through 
the lodge in which he was initiated the quarterly 
dues to the fund of benevolence ; and after having 
served the lodge and paid such dues for four 
years at least, may be considered eligible to be 
relieved in case of distress, and entitled to the 
other privileges of the craft in the same manner 
as if he had been a regular subscribing member. 
{Seepage 99, Art. 5.) 



88 LODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 



Of LODGES of INSTRUCTION. 

1. No general lodge of instruction shall be 
holden unless under the sanction of a regular 
warranted lodge, or by the special licence and 
authority of the grand master. The lodge giving 
its sanction, and the brethren to whom such 
licence is granted, shall be answerable for the 
proceedings, and responsible that the mode of 
working adopted has received the sanction of 
the grand lodge. 

Notice of the times and places of meeting of 
lodges of instruction, within the London district, 
shall be given to the grand secretary. 

2. Lodges of instruction shall keep minutes 
of all brethren present at each meeting and of 
brethren appointed to hold office, and such 
minutes shall be produced when called for by 
the grand master, the board of general purposes, 
or the lodge granting the sanction. 

3. If a lodge which has given its sanction for 
a lodge of instruction being held under its war- 
rant shall see fit, it may at any regular meeting 
withdraw that sanction by a resolution of the 
lodge, to be communicated to the lodge of in- 
struction ; provided notice of the intention to 



VISITOES AND CERTIFICATES. 89 

withdraw the sanction be inserted in the sum- 
mons for that meeting. 

Of VISITOES. 

1. No visitor shall be admitted into a lodge 
unless he be personally known, recommended, or 
well vouched for, after due examination by one 
of the present brethren ; and during his con- 
tinuance in the lodge he must be subject to the 
by-laws of the lodge. The master of the lodge 
is bound to enforce these regulations. 

2. It is within the power of the master, war- 
dens, and brethren of every private lodge to 
refuse admission to any visitor of known bad 
character. 

3. A brother, who is not a subscribing member 
to a lodge, shall not be permitted to visit any 
lodge in the town or place where he resides more 
than once during his secession from the craft. 

0/CEKTIFICA.TES. 

1. Every brother shall be entitled to a grand 
lodge certificate, immediately upon his being- 
registered in the books of the grand lodge, for 
which certificate the lodge shall pay the dues 



90 CERTIFICATES. 

specified at p. 11 7, Art. 7. Each lodge, therefore, 
when it makes a return of the masons whom it has 
initiated, or admitted to join from lodges under 
other constitutions, shall, in addition to the re- 
gister fees, make a remittance for the certificates, 
which may either be taken out of the initiation 
or joining fee, or charged separately to the 
brothers for whom the certificates are obtained, 
at the discretion of the lodge. 

2. Every brother to whom a grand lodge 
certificate is granted must sign hia name in the 
margin thereof, or it will not be valid. 

3. No brother shall obtain a grand lodge cer- 
tificate if he shall have been admitted to more 
than one degree of masonry on the same day, or 
at a shorter interval than four weeks from his 
receiving a previous degree, except as provided 
at p. 56, sec. 1. 

4. Every document upon which a grand lodge 
certificate is to be issued, must specify the date 
of initiation, and the days on which the brother 
was advanced to the second or third degrees, as 
the case may be. 

5. All applications for grand lodge certificates 
must be made to the grand secretary, except in 



CERTIFICATES. 91 

the British colonies and settlements, or foreign 
districts, for which a provincial grand master is 
appointed, and to whom grand lodge certificates 
may be forwarded as mentioned at pages 59 and 
60. If the name of the brother wishing for the 
certificate has not previously been registered, the 
money payable on registration must be trans- 
mitted at the same time ; as no certificate can, 
on any account, be issued until such money has 
been paid. 

6. A brother, who shall have obtained a grand 
lodge certificate of the first or second degree, 
will, after he has been advanced to a superior 
degree, be entitled to exchange such certificate 
for one of the superior degree without additional 
expense. 

7. No lodge shall grant a private lodge certi- 
ficate to a brother, except for the purpose of ena- 
bling him to obtain a grand lodge certificate (in 
which case it shall be specially addressed to the 
grand secretary) ; and except all such certificates 
as may be required by the laws of the grand 
lodge (see art. 5, p. 81, and art. 1, p. 83), or 
called for by any of its boards or committees. 
No lodge shall, under any pretence, make a charge 
for a certificate. 



92 REMOVAL OF LODGES. 



Of REMOVAL of LODGES. 

Any lodge may be removed from one house 
to another, within the same town or place, at the 
discretion of its members ; but, in order to pre- 
vent disputes, and to ascertain how this power 
is to be exercised, the following regulations 
must be strictly complied with. 

1. No lodge shall be removed without the 
master's knowledge, nor shall any motion for re- 
moval be made in his absence ; but, if the motion 
be regularly made and seconded, the master shall 
order summonses to be sent to every member, 
specifying the business and appointing a day for 
hearing and deciding the question ; such day to 
be at least one week after the issuing of the 
summonses. The majority present shall deter- 
mine the question, provided the master be one of 
that majority ; but, if he be against removing, 
the lodge shall not be removed, unless the ma- 
jority consist of two-thirds of the members 
present. 

If the master should refuse to issue the sum- 
monses, either of the wardens may do so, and 
if the master neglect to attend, the senior or 
junior warden may preside in determining the 
question. 



PUBLIC PROCESSIONS. 93 

2. If the meeting of a lodge at its usual place 
should, by any circumstance, be rendered im- 
practicable or improper, the master may appoint 
any other place for a meeting, to consult his 
brethren on the occasion, and whether a perma- 
nent removal may be expedient. 

3. When a lodge shall have resolved to re- 
move, or to alter the day of meeting, the master 
or a warden shall forthwith send a copy of the 
minutes of the lodge for such alteration to the 
grand secretary, and also to the provincial grand 
master or his deputy, that it may be ascertained 
whether the above laws have been strictly com- 
plied with, and that the alteration may be duly 
recorded. 

4. No lodge can be removed from one town 
or place to another, nor the warrant transferred, 
without the consent of the grand master, or of 
the provincial grand master with the concur- 
rence of the grand master. But in the colonies 
and foreign parts the concurrence of the grand 
master is not required for the removal of a lodge 
from one place to another within the same 
district. 

Of PUBLIC PROCESSIONS. 

1. No masonic funeral or other public pro- 



94 TYLERS. 

cession shall, on any pretence, be allowed, with- 
out the licence of the grand master, or pro- 
vincial grand maater. 

2. If any brother shall attend as a mason, 
clothed in any of the jewels or badges of the 
craft, at any funeral or public procession, with- 
out the permission of the grand master, or pro- 
vincial grand master, he shall be rendered inca- 
pable of ever being an officer of a lodge, and 
excluded the benefit of the general charity. 
And if a lodge shall so offend, it shall stand 
suspended until the grand lodge shall determine 
thereon. 

Of TYLERS. 

1. The tylers are to be chosen by the mem- 
bers of the lodge, and may at any time be re- 
moved, for cause (feemed sufficient by a majority 
of the brethren present, at a regular meeting of 
the lodge. 

2. If any tyler, without the licence of the 
grand master or his deputy, shall attend at any 
masonic funeral or public procession, or at any 
meeting or pretended lodge of masons, not being 
regularly constituted and not acknowledging the 
authority of the grand master, or not conform- 
ing to the laws of the grand lodge, he shall be 



APPEAL. 95 

incapable of ever after being a tyler, or atten- 
dant on a lodge, and shall be excluded the 
benefit of the general charity. 

Of APPEAL. 

The grand lodge possesses the supreme su- 
perintending authority, and the power of finally 
deciding on every case which concerns the inte- 
rest of the craft. Any lodge or brother, there- 
fore, who feels aggrieved by the decision of any 
other masonic authority or jurisdiction, may ap- 
peal to the next practicable grand lodge against 
such decision. The appeal must be made in 
writing, specifying the particular grievance com- 
plained of, and be transmitted, together with all 
documentary evidence, to the grand secretary 
twenty-one days at least before the next quarterly 
communication of grand lodge, accompanied by 
a certificate that notices and copies of the appeal 
have been sent by the appellant to the party 
against whose decision the appeal is made, and 
also to the opposite party ; and upon receipt of 
the appeal and certificates by the grand secretary, 
he shall forthwith give notice thereof to the 
party whose decision is thereby called in ques- 
tion ; and on the hearing of the appeal the proof 
of the service of the notices and copies of appeal 
shall be upon the appellant unless admitted by 



96 FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 

r 

the parties, and such service shall be considered 
valid if sent by the ordinary post. 

At the hearing of the appeal no fresh evidence 
shall be adduced by either party. 

No appeal can be received unless couched in 
proper and respectful language. 

Of the FUND of BENEVOLENCE. 

1. The fund appropriated to the object of 
benevolence shall be solely devoted to charity. 

2. Every member of each lodge within the 
London district shall pay towards the fund of 
benevolence one shilling per quarter, or four 
shillings per annum, and every member of each 
country and military lodge, sixpence per quarter, 
or two shillings per annum. 

3. The distribution and application of this 
fund shall take place on the last Wednesday but 
one of every month, by a lodge of benevolence, 
which shall consist of a president or master, to 
be appointed by the grand master, at the grand 
lodge in December, and of all the present and 
past grand officers, and all actual masters of 
lodges, and twelve past masters of lodges to be 
nominated at the board of masters annually in 
November, and to be elected by the grand lodge 



FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 97 

in December, in the same manner as the elected 
members of the board of general purposes ; but 
no past master shall be eligible to be re-elected 
who shall have neglected to attend the lodge of 
benevolence at six meetings. If the actual 
master of the year of any lodge cannot attend, 
the immediate past master may supply his 
place ; should that brother be unable to attend, 
some other past master of such lodge may act 
for him; but in every case the past master 
must be a subscribing member of the lodge. 
The brother presiding shall be bound strictly to 
enforce all the regulations of the craft respect- 
ing" the distribution of this fund, and shall be 
satisfied, before any petition be read, that all 
the required formalities have been complied 
•with. 

At the board of masters next preceding the 
grand lodge in December, brethren shall be 
nominated for election to the offices of senior 

w 

and junior vice-presidents of the lodge of 
benevolence, and the names so nominated shall 
be submitted to grand lodge in December, who 
Bhall elect a senior vice-president and a junior 
vice-president, out of the names respectively 
submitted for those offices, in the same manner 
as in the case of elected members of the board 
of general purposes. The vice-presidents so 
elected shall act as wardens of the lodge of 

H 



98 FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 

benevolence during the ensuing year. In the 
absence of the president, the senior vice- 
president, and in the absence of both, the junior 
vice-president shall take the chair; should all 
three be absent, the brother present who is 
highest in rank and seniority shall preside ; and 
if either of the vice-presidents shall be absent, 
or be in the chair, his place shall be filled in 
like manner. No brother shall be re-elected 
as a vice-president who shall have failed to 
attend the lodge of benevolence at six meet- 
ings during the twelve months immediately 
preceding. 

The members shall not be subject to canvass 
or previous solicitation, but shall have their 
minds free from prejudice, to decide on the 
merits of each case with the impartiality and 
purity of masonic feeling. If it shall appear 
that this rule has been wilfully transgressed, 
the consideration of the case of the brother on 
whose behalf the canvass or solicitation has 
been made, shall be deferred for the space of 
three months; and no member shall at any 
time vote upon the petition of any person, for 
whom he may have been canvassed, or to whom 
he is related, or who is a member of the lodge to 
which he himself belongs ; though such member 
may be heard on the merits of the petition, and 
must then withdraw. If any master of a lodge 



FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 99 

shall canvass or otherwise solicit on behalf of a 
petitioner, he shall be rendered v incapable of 
attending as a member of the lodge of benevo- 
lence for twelve months. 

4. No master shall act as a member of the 
lodge of benevolence if his lodge have neglected 
to make its returns and pay its contributions to 
the funds of the grand lodge during the pre- 
ceding twelve months. 

5. No mason registered under the constitu- 
tion of the grand lodge of England shall receive 
the benefit of this fund unless he have paid the 
full consideration fee, have been registered in 
the books of the grand lodge, have continued a 
subscribing member to a contributing lodge for 
at least two years, and during that period, paid 
his quarterly dues to the fund of benevolence. 
The limitation of two years, however, does not 
apply to the cases of shipwreck, capture at sea, 
loss by fire, or breaking or dislocating a limb, 
fully attested and proved. 

Secretaries, who are by their lodges exempted 
from the payment of subscription, shall not 
thereby be disqualified from obtaining assistance 
from the fund of benevolence, but shall be con- 
sidered as subscribing members of their lodges, 
their services being equivalent to subscription ; 

H 2 



100 FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 

provided their dues to the grand lodge have 
been duly paid. 

A serving brother, who, under the provisions 
of Art. 9, p. 8 ft, of the constitutions, under the 
head " proposing members," has paid, through the 
lodge in which he was initiated, the quarterly- 
dues to the fund of benevolence for four years 
at least, may be considered eligible to be relieved 
in case of distress, in the same manner as if he 
had been a regular subscribing member. 

6. If it shall be proved that any petitioning 
brother has paid to his lodge the full fees, 
including the register fee, and also two years' 
quarterage, but that the lodge has neglected 
to register such brother or transmit the dues 
to the grand lodge, the lodge of benevo- 
lence may relieve the brother, and refer the 
case to the board of general purposes, that the 
lodge may be rigorously proceeded against for 
withholding moneys the property of the grand 
lodge. 

7. The lodge of benevolence may also grant 
relief to the indigent widow, or child, of a 
deceased mason who would himself have been 
qualified to receive assistance ; or of a brother 
who shall have died within two years from the 
period of his initiation, or of his having joined 



FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 101 

an English lodge from a foreign lodge, and who 
shall have continued a subscribing member to 
the time of his decease ; provided the marriage 
certificate and other proper certificates and 
testimonials be produced, - 

When application for relief is made on behalf 
of children only, such application must be made 
within two years of the death of the father. 

8. Brethren under the constitution of the 
grand lodges of Scotland and Ireland, as well as 
of foreign grand lodges, and members of colonial 
lodges, may be relieved on the production of 
certificates from their respective grand lodges, 
or other sufficient certificates and testimonials 
to the satisfaction of the lodge of benevolence, 
and. proof of identity and distress, and of having 
paid at least two years' subscription to a regular 
lodge, it being understood that in the case of 
foreign brethren, such relief, if exceeding three 
pounds, except in case of sickness, is intended 
to assist them to return to their native land. 

9. Applications for relief must be by petition, 
stating the name, occupation, place of abode, 
and present circumstances of the petitioner ; the 
name and number of the lodge in which, and 
the time when he (or the husband or father, in 
the case of the petition of a widow, child, or 
children) was initiated, and the other lodges if 



102 FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 

any, which he afterwards joined The applicant, 
unless disabled by disease or accident, must 
sign the petition. 

1 0. To every petition must be added a recom- 
mendation, signed in open lodge, by the master, 
wardens, and a majority of the members then 
present, to which the petitioner (or the husband 
or father, in the case of the petition of a widow, 
child, or children) does or did belong, or from some 
other contributing lodge, certifying (see the form 
at the end) that they have known him to have 
been in reputable, or at least tolerable circum- 
stances, and that he has been not less than two 
years an actual contributing member paying 
the stipulated subscription to the funds of a 
regular lodge, as well as quarterage to the fund 
of benevolence, with such other observations as 
they may think proper; or in the case of brethren 
under the constitution of the grand lodges of 
Scotland or Ireland, or of foreign lodges, and 
the members of colonial lodges, a recommenda- 
tion signed by a brother registered under the 
constitution of the *grand lodge of England. 

A visit shall be paid to every applicant by 

the master or some member of the lodge, or 

some other brother, who shall certify in writing 

. the result of his inquiries : and in addition, in 

all town cases, the brother giving the certificate, 



FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 103 

or some other brother who has visited the case, 
shall attend the lodge of benevolence on» the 
consideration of the petition, 

11. Before the petition of the widow or chil- 
dren shall be taken into consideration, the grand 
lodge or other masonic certificate of the deceased 
brother shall be deposited with the grand secre- 
tary, unless it shall be satisfactorily proved that 
it has been lost. 

12. No petition for relief shall be presented 
to the lodge of benevolence, unless it has been 
left with the grand secretary three days at least 
previously to their meeting. 

13. No petition shall be read unless the 
petitioner attend the lodge of benevolence in 
person ; except in the case of widows and chil- 
dren, and of sickness, lameness, imprisonment, 
or residence in the country beyond the London 
district. 

1 4. A brother, who has been relieved, cannot 
petition a second time within one year. A 
widow, who has been relieved, cannot petition 
again. 

15. The lodge of benevolence may order the 



104 FUND OF BENEVOLENCE 

payment of any sum not exceeding the follow- 
ing, that is to say), 

Twenty pounds towards the relief of a 
distressed brother. 

Ten pounds towards the relief of a 
widow or child; should there be a 
child, or children totally dependent on 
the widow, or more than one orphan, 
the grant may be extended to any 
sum not exceeding twenty pounds. 

16. When cases of extraordinary distress 
occur, and the sum of twenty pounds does not 
appear sufficient to afford adequate relief, the 
lodge of benevolence may recommend such 
cases to the grand master, who may grant any 
sum not exceeding forty pounds. Whenever 
any vote for a sum of money not exceeding 
fifty pounds shall be carried in grand lodge, 
pursuant to a recommendation from the lodge of 
benevolence, the same shall be paid forthwith ; but 
should the vote exceed fifty pounds, it shall not 
be valid until confirmed at the next grand lodge. 

Any vote or recommendation for a sum ex- 
ceedingten pounds shall not be effectual until con- 
firmed at the next or a subsequent meeting of the 
lodge of benevolence, except in cases of recom- 
mendation to grand lodge ; but the lodge may 
at once pay any sum not exceeding ten pounds 



FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 105 

on account of any vote or recommendation of 
the lodge exceeding that sum. The lodge, in- 
stead of confirming the grant or recommenda- 
tion may reduce it to any sum not less than that 
which has been paid on account, and the resolu- 
tion of reduction shall not require confirmation. 

The lodge of benevolence may grant relief to 
the extent of two pounds to any distressed 
mason who has presented his petition in due 
time, although the conditions and forms above 
contained have not been complied with. 

17. These laws and regulations shall be read 
by the grand secretary in the months of January, 
April, July, and October, previous to the lodge 
entering on business; and the master in the 
chair shall not, on any pretence whatever, allow 
any part of them to be dispensed with or 
infringed. 

To prevent mistakes in the recommendation 
ofpeiitions, the following form is proposed, which 
may be altered as circumstances require. 

We, the undersigned, being the master, 
wardens, and majority of the members present, 
in open lodge assembled, of lodge No. called 

and held at 
this day of 

18 do hereby certify, that 
the within-named petitioner hath been a regular 



106 FUND OF BENEVOLENCE. 

contributing member, paying the stipulated 
subscription to this lodge, for the space of 
years, and that we have known him in reputable 
circumstances, and do therefore recommend him 
to the lodge of benevolence for relief, having 
satisfactory grounds for believing the allegations 
set forth in his petition to be true. 
Certificate to be sent with every application for 
relief from the Lodge of Benevolence. 

The master or visiting brother of any lodge 
recommending a case for relief at the lodge 
of benevolence shall, to the best of his in- 
formation and belief, certify in writing, under 
his signature, to the actual condition of the 
applicant, his age, profession or calling, means 
of subsistence, what aid he receives from his 
family, his future prospects, the position he 
has held in the craft, and any matter that may 
guide the lodge of benevolence in adjusting the 
distribution of relief from its funds. The appli- 
cation of widows or children to be accompanied 
with a like certificate so far as practicable, with 
the probable disposal of the funds if relieved. 

Masters of lodges or visiting brethren are 
earnestly requested to forward the fullest par- 
ticulars of each case, to enable the lodge of 
benevolence to relieve the applicants to the 
utmost extent of its means. 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 107 

Of the BOARD of GENERAL PURPOSES. 

The board shall consist of the grand master, 
pro grand master, deputy grand master, and the 
grand wardens of the year, a president, and 
twenty-four other members. The president and 
ten of such other members shall be annually 
nominated by the grand master, at the quarterly 
grand lodge in June ; and the grand lodge shall, 
on the same day, elect the remaining fourteen 
members from among the actual masters and 
past masters of lodges. Not more than seven 
past masters are to be so elected, nor can a mas- 
ter and past master or more than one past master 
of the same lodge be elected on the same board ; 
but this shall not disqualify any past master 
being a ascribing member and master of 
another lodge, from being elected for and repre- 
senting such other lodge as master; one-third 
of the members, at least, must go out of office 
annually. The board shall elect one of its mem- 
bers to be vice-president. 

2. The masters and past masters are to be 
elected by ballot, and for that purpose the names 
of the several brethren intended to be put in 
nomination are to be delivered in writing at the 
general committee preceding the grand lodge in 
June, in order that all the names so proposed 
may be printed in a list, a copy of which shall 



108 BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 

be delivered to each member of the grand lodge. 
The balloting lists having been delivered to the 
members of the grand lodge, are to be collected 
by scrutineers to be appointed for that purpose, 
and are not to be signed. 

3. Four scrutineer's are to be elected at the 
general committee previous to the grand lodge 
in June, and four other scrutineers are to be 
nominated by the grand master or presiding 
officer at that grand lodge. These eight scru- 
tineers are to collect the lists from the brethren 
to whom they have been delivered, and shall 
solemnly pledge themselves to make a correct 
report under their hands of the result of the 
ballot. They shall then retire, and having 
ascertained the numbers for the respective 
candidates, shall present the report in grand 
lodge. But if their report be not ready by 
the time the grand lodge is about to be closed, 
the grand master or the presiding officer shall, 
after closing the grand lodge, receive the report 
in his private room, and in such case a copy 
thereof, verified by the grand secretary, shall be 
immediately posted up in the grand secretary's 
office, and remain during one week for the infor- 
mation of the craft. 

4. If the president, vice-president, or any other 
member of the board die or be removed, the 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 109 

vacancy shall be filled up. If one appointed by 
the grand master, then by the grand master ; 
and if one elected by the grand lodge, then by 
the grand lodge at the next quarterly communi- 
cation. In cases where an election is to take 
place in grand lodge, notice thereof shall be 
given in the general committee, and the names 
of candidates intended to be proposed to fill such 
vacancies must then be given. 

5. Should the president and vice-president be 
absent, the brother highest in rank and seniority 
shall preside. 

6. The board shall meet on the third Tuesday 
in every month, at three o'clock precisely. It 
may also be convened at other times by command 
of the grand master, or by the authority of the 
president. 

7. Five members shall constitute a board and 
proceed to business, except in the decision of 
masonic complaints, for which purpose at least 
seven members must be present. All questions 
shall be decided by a majority of votes ; the 
presiding officer, in case of equality, having a 
second vote. 

8. The board has authority to hear and deter- 
mine all subjects of masonic complaint or irre- 



110 BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 

gularity respecting lodges or individual masons, 
when regularly brought before it, and generally 
to take cognizance of all matters relating to the 
craft. It may proceed to admonition, fine, or sus- 
pension, according to the laws ; and its decision 
shall be final, unless an appeal be made to the 
grand lodge. But should any case be of so 
flagrant a nature as to require the erasure of a 
lodge or the expulsion of a brother, the board 
shall make a special report thereon to the grand 
lodge. 

9. The board shall have full power to inspect 
all books and papers relating to the accounts of 
the grand lodge, and to give orders for the cor- 
rect arrangement of them ; and to summon the 
grand treasurer, grand registrar, grand secretary, 
or other brother, having possession of any books, 
papers, documents, or accounts belonging to the 
grand lodge, and to give such directions as may 
be necessary. 

10. The board shall have charge of the 
finances of the grand lodge, examine all demands 
upon it, and, when found correct, shall order the 
grand treasurer to discharge them. 

11. At the board next following the close of 
each quarter, the account of receipts and dis- 
bursements for the last quarter shall be balanced* 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. Ill 

This account, together with a list x>f the contri- 
butions, shall be printed and transmitted to each 
lodge with the report of the proceedings of the 
next qnarterly communication. 

12. At the meeting in January in each year, 
the board shall investigate the accounts of the 
grand lodge for the last year, and prepare them 
for the auditor; and shall, at the quarterly 
communication in March, state the amount of 
receipts and expenditure under their respective 
heads, together with the amount of the property 
belonging to the grand lodge in the public funds 
or elsewhere ; and do all such matters as may 
be necessary to give the grand lodge full infor- 
mation respecting the receipt and application of 
its funds. An abstract of this report shall be 
transmitted to every lodge, as directed by the 
preceding article. 

13. The board may appoint sub-committees 
from among its members, for specific purposes, 
who must report to the board. 

14. The board may summon any lodge or 
brother to attend them, and to produce the war- 
rant, books, papers, and accounts of the lodge, 
or the certificate of the brother. If such lodge 
or brother do not comply or give sufficient reasons 



112 BOAED OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 

for non-compliance, a peremptory summons shall 
issue ; and, in case of contumacy, the lodge or 
brother shall be suspended, and the proceeding 
notified to the grand lodge. 

15. No recommendation, petition, or represen- 
tation of any kind shall be received by the 
board, unless it be in writing, and signed by the 
person or persons addressing the board 

16. The members of the board shall be in 
masonic clothing when they proceed to the in- 
vestigation of any charge or complaint. 

1 7. When the board has investigated and de- 
cided on any case, which, in its judgment, requires 
admonition, fine, or suspension, the offence shall 
be fully stated in the minutes, shall be declared 
proved, the law relating thereto (if provided 
against) quoted, and the decision recorded and 
acted upon. 

18. In case of any charge or complaint affect- 
ing a member of the board or a lodge to which 
he belongs, such member shall withdraw whilst 
the board considers its decision. 

19. Except when otherwise specially directed 
by resolution of grand lodge, the board has the 
direction of every thing relating to the buildings 
and furniture of the grand lodge, and may sug- 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 113 

gest any alterations or improvements. It is to 
cause the necessary preparations to be made for 
the meetings of the grand lodge as well as for 
the days of festival, public ceremonies, &c, and 
to take care that arrangements be made for the 
proper accommodation of the boards or com- 
mittees appointed by the grand lodge, and of the 
private lodges meeting at Freemasons' Hall. It 
shall also give orders for all the usual and ordi- 
nary articles which may be requisite for the 
grand lodge ; but no extraordinary expense of 
any kind shall be incurred without the previous 
sanction of the grand lodge. 

20. The board has likewise the care and regu- 
lation of all the concerns of the grand lodge, 
and shall conduct the correspondence between 
the grand lodge and its surbordinate lodges and 
brethren, and communications with sister grand 
lodges and brethren of eminence and distinction 
throughout the world. 

21. The board may recommend to the grand 
lodge whatever it shall deem necessary or advan- 
tageous to the welfare and good government of 
the craft, and may originate plans for the better 
regulation of the grand lodge and the arrange- 
ment of its genera] transactions. 

22. All communications from the board to the 

I 



114 THE COLONIAL BOAED. 

grand master, grand lodge, other boards, or com- 
mittees, or any private lodge, or brother, shall 
be made in writing. 

23. The board shall proceed to the considera- 
tion of any special matter which may be referred 
to it by the grand master or the grand lodge in 
preference to other business. 

24. All transactions and regulations of the 
board shall be entered in the minute-book by 
the secretary. 

Of the COLONIAL BOAED. 

1. The board shall consist of ten members of 
the grand lodge, to be nominated and elected at 
the same time, and in the same manner, as the 
members of the board of general purposes. 

2. The constitution of the board shall be as 
follows : — Seven members shall be elected by the 
grand lodge, the three colonial members shall be 
nominated by the grand master, who shall appoint 
the chairman and vice-chairman from the board 
so constituted. 

3. When practicable, three members of the 
board shall be past masters of colonial lodges. 

4. The board shall meet on the first Tuesday 
in every month at three o'clock precisely. Three 
members to be a quorum. 



FEES, ETC. 115 

5. The board shall have similar powers, as 
regards the colonies and foreign parts, to those 
exercised by the board of general purposes. 

6. The grand secretary shall submit to the 
board, at its first meeting after their receipt, all 
communications received from the colonies. 

Of FEES PAYABLE TO THE FUNDS 

OF GENERAL PURPOSES AND 

BENEVOLENCE. 

1. Every brother, on his first appointment to 
either of the following offices, shall pay to the 
fund of benevolence. 

The pro grand master Ten guineas. 

The deputy grand master Ten guineas. 

Grand warden Ten guineas. 

Grand treasurer Ten guineas. 

Grand registrar . . . . , Ten guineas. 

President of the board of general ~| m 

& > 1 en guineas. 

purposes J 

Grand secretary Ten guineas. 

Grand deacon Five guineas. 

Grand director of ceremonies . . Five guineas. 

Assistant grand director of cere-1 et- 

. & > Five guineas. 

momes J 

Grand superintendent of works Five guineas. 

Grand sword bearer Five guineas. 

t 2 



116 FEES, ETC. 

2. A provincial grand master shall pay three 
guineas for his patent, and ten guineas to the 
fund of benevolence. The ten guineas to the 
fund of benevolence are not, however, to be paid 
by a district grand master appointed to a colo- 
nial or foreign district, provided the brother be 
a resident in such district. 

3. A deputy provincial grand master shall 
pay two guineas to the fund of general purposes, 
for registering his name in the books of the 
grand lodge. 

4. A provincial grand warden, if not resident 
in the province, a fee of two guineas to the fund 
of benevolence for a dispensation. Subordinate 
officers, for the same, one guinea. 

5. Granting a new warrant for the London 
district, fifteen guineas ; for provincial lodges, 
ten guineas ; and for district lodges and lodges 
in foreign parts five guineas ; and a warrant of 
confirmation, two guineas, to the fund of general 
purposes. 

6. Granting a dispensation for a London 
lodge, ten shillings and sixpence, to be paid 
to the fund of general purposes; and for a 
Country lodge, five shillings, to be paid to 
the provincial grand lodge fund ; but if no 



FEES, ETC, 117 

such fond exist, then to the fund of general 
purposes. 

7. Grand lodge certificates, six shillings and 
sixpence, to be paid' at the same time as the fee 
for registration. 

8. The registration fee for a mason made 
within the London district, one guinea ; and in 
a country or military lodge, ten shillings and 
sixpence ; for a brother joining a lodge in the 
London district, he having been initiated in 
another lodge, five shillings ; and for a brother 
so joining a country or military lodge, two 
shillings and sixpence. 

9. The joining fee upon the registration of 
brethren initiated in lodges not holding under 
the grand lodge of England, and therefore not 
previously registered, the same as upon initia- 
tion. 

10. The registration fee for a mason made in 
a colonial or foreign lodge, seven shillings and 
sixpence sterling, which payment shall include 
the grand lodge certificate ; the fee for a brother 
joining any such lodge, two shillings and six- 
pence, but should he require a grand lodge cer- 
tificate, then the full fee of seven shillings and 
sixpence shall be paid. 



118 BEGAUA. 



Of REGALIA, 

1. The following clothing and insignia shall 
be worn by the craft ; and no brother shall, on 
any pretence, be admitted into the grand lodge, 
or any subordinate lodge, without his proper 
clothing. 

2. No honorary or other jewel or emblem shall 
be worn in the grand lodge or any subordinate 
lodge which shall not appertain to or be con- 
sistent with those degrees which are recognized 
and acknowledged by and are under the control 
of the grand lodge as part of pure and antient 
masonry. 



JEWELS. 

The Grand Master, The compasses extended to 
45°, with the segment of a circle at the 
points and a gold plate included, on which 
is to be represented an eye irradiated within 
a triangle also irradiated. 

The Pro Grand Master, The same. 

Past Grand Masters, and \ A similar jewel, with- 

Past Pro Grand Masters,! out the gold plate 



REGALIA. ' 119 

Deputy Grand Master, . . . . The compasses and 

square united, with 
a five-pointed star 
in the centra 

Past Deputy Grand Masters. The compasses and 

square only. 

Senior Grand Warden, .... The level. 

Junior Grand Warden, .... The plumb. 

Grand Chaplains, A book, within a tri- 
angle. 

Grand Treasurer, A chased key. 

Grand Registrar, A scroll, with seal 

appended. . 

President of the Board of 

General Purposes, Arms, crests, and 

supporters of grand 
lodge. 

Grand Secretary, Cross penswithatie. 

Grand Deacons, Pove and Olive 

• Branch. 

Grand Superintendent "1 A semicircular pro- 
of Works, J tractor. 

Grand Director of Ceremonies, Cross rods. 

Assistant Ditto, Ditto. 

Grand Sword Bearer, .... Cross sworda 

Grand Organist, A lyre. 

Grand Pursuivant, Arms of the grand 

lodge with rod and 
sword crossed. 



120 RtiGALIA. 

The jewels of the grand chaplain, registrar, 
president of the board of general purposes, 
secretary,, deacons, superintendent of works, 
director of ceremonies, and assistant director 
of ceremonies, sword bearer, organist, and pur- 
suivant, are to be within a wreath composed of 
a sprig of acacia, and an ear of corn. 

The grand stewards of the year wear silver 
gilt jewels pendent to collars of crimson ribbon 
four inches broad, and bear white wands. The 
jewel of a grand steward is — A cornucopia be- 
tween the legs of a pair of compasses extended 
upon an irradiated gold plate within a circle, 
on which is engraved " United Grand Lodge 
of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Eng- 
land." 

Past grand stewards, so long as they continue 
to subscribe to some lodge, wear jewels pendent 
to collars of crimson ribbon, four inches broad, 
with silver cord on each edge. The jewel of a 
past grand steward is oval in form, and of the 
same deyice as the jewel of a grand steward, 
but on crimson enamel instead of the irradiated 
plate, and of smaller size. 

Provincial Grand Master, . . The compasses and 

square* with a five- 
pointed star in the 
centre. 



KEGALIA. 121 

Dep. Prov. Grand Master, . . The square, 

AU other Officers of Pro* 
vincial Grand Lodges, .... Jewels of the same 

description as those 
worn by the officers 
of the grand lodge. 

Provincial Grand Stewards, Jewels similar to 

those worn by the 
stewards of the 
grand lodge. 

The jewels of the provincial grand master and . 
other provincial grand officers and provincial 
grand stewards are to be placed within a circle, 
on which the name of the province is to be 
engraven. 

All past grand officers, and past provincial 
grand offices, may wear the jewel of their re- 
spective officers on a blue enamelled oval medal. 

All the above jewels to be gold or gilt. 

Masters of Lodges, The square. 

Past Masters, • The square and 

the diagram of 
the 47th prop. 1st 
Book of Euclid, 
engraven on a 
silver plate, pen- 
dent within it. 



122 REGALIA. 

Senior Warden, The level. 

Junior Warden, The plumb. 

Treasurer, The key. 

Secretary, The cross pens. 

Deacons, The dove. 

Inner Guard, Cross swords. 

Tyler, The sword. 

The above jewels to be in silver, except those 
of the officers of the Lodge of Antiquity, No. 2, 
and of the British Lodge No. 8, which are golden 
or gilt. The collars to be light-blue ribbon, four 
inches broad ; if silver chain be used, it must be 
placed over the light-blue ribbon. 

In the grand lodge and at great ceremonials 
and festivals, where the grand officers appear in 
their official capacities, the actual grand officers 
wear chains of gold, or metal gilt, instead of 
collars ; but upon all other occasions collars of 
garter-blue ribbons, four inches broad, embroi- 
dered or plain. 

Past grand office^ of the grand lodge of 
England are, in the grand lodge, or at any great 
ceremonials or festival, to wear embroidered 
collars, and in private lodges collars either em- 
broidered or plain. 

Past grand stewards, when attending the 
grand lodge as masters, past masters, or wardens 
of private lodges, wear their collars and jewels 



REGALIA. 123 

of the lodges and offices respectively, in right 
of which they attend as members of the grand 
lodge. 

Patterns of the chains and collars are given in 
the Appendix. 

Provincial grand masters ^ear chains of gold 
or metal gilt, or collars of garter-blue ribbon, 
four inches broad. 

Deputy provincial grand masters and other 
subordinate provincial grand officers, present and 
past, wear collars of garter-blue ribbon, four 
inches broad, with narrow edging of gold lace or 
cord, but not bullion or fringe, nor plain, except 
in the grand lodge, in which they must wear 
their collars and jewels of the lodges and offices 
respectively, in right of which they attend as 
members of the grand lodge. Provincial grand 
stewards, during their period of office only, wear 
collars of crimson ribbon two and a half inches 
broad. 



APRON& 



Entered Apprentice, — A plain white lamb skin 
from fourteen to sixteen inches wide, twelve 
to fourteen inches deep, square at bottom 
and without ornament ; white strings. 

Fellow Craft, — A plain white lamb skin, similar 



124 BEGALIA 

to that of the entered apprentice, with the 
addition only of two sky-blue rosettes at 
the bottom. 

Master Mason, — The same, with sky-blue lining 
and edging, one and a half-inch deep, and 
an additional rosette on the fall or flap, and 
silver tassels. — No other colour or ornament 
shall be allowed except to officers and past 
officers of lodges, who may have the emblems 
of their offices in silver or white in the centre 
of the apron ; and except as to the members 
of the Prince of Wales' Lodge, No. 259, 
who are allowed to wear a narrow internal 
border of garter-blue on their aprons. 

Grand Stewards, present and past, — Aprons of 
the same dimensions, lined with crimson, 
edging of the satne colour three and a half 
inches, and silver tassels. — Provincial grand 
stewards, while in office, the same, except 
that the edging is only two inches wide.— 
The collar of the grand stewards' lodge to 
be crimson ribbon, four inches broad. 

Gh % and Officers of the Grand Lodge, present and 
past, — Aprons of the same dimensions, lined 
with garter-blue edging three and a half 
inches, ornamented with gold, and blue 



REGALIA, 125 

strings, and they may have the emblems of 
their offices, in gold or blue, in the centre. 

Provincial Grand Officers, present and past, — 
Aprons of the same dimensions lined with 
garter-blue, and ornamented with gold, and 
with blue strings ; they must have the 
emblems of their offices in gold or blue in 
the centre within a double circle, in which 
must be inserted the name of the province. 
The garter-blue edging to the aprons must 
not exceed two inches in width. 

The apron of the deputy grand master to have 
the emblem of his office in gold embroidery in 
the centre, and the pomegranate and lotus alter- 
nately embroidered in gold on the edging. 

The apron of the grand master is ornamented 
with the blazing sun embroidered in gold in the 
centre, on the edging the pomegranate and lotus 
with the seven-eared wheat at each corner, and 
also on the fall ; all in gold embroidery ; the 
fringe of gold bullion. 

The apron of the pro grand master the same. 

The masters and past masters of lodges to 
wear, in the place of the three rosettes on the 
master masons apron, perpendicular lines upon 
horizontal lines, thereby forming three several 
sets of two right angles ; the length of the 
horizontal lines to be two inches and a half each 



126 CONSTITUTING A NEW LODGE. 

and of the perpendicular lines one each ; these 
emblems to be of ribbon, half an inch broad, 
and of the same colour as the lining and edging 
of the apron. If grand officers, similar emblems, 
of garter-blue or gold 



Of CONSTITUTING a NEW LODGE. 

Every application for a warrant to hold a 
new lodge must be by petition to the grand 
master, signed by at least seven regularly regis- 
tered masons; and the lodges to which they 
belong, or formerly belonged, must be specified. 
The petition must be recommended by the officers 
of a regular lodge, and be transmitted to the 
grand secretary, unless there be a provincial 
grand master of the district or province in which 
the lodge is proposed to be holden, in which 
case it is first to be sent to him, or to his 
deputy, who is to forward it, with his recom- 
mendation or opinion thereon for the grand 
master. 

The M. W. grand master may authorize dis- 
trict grand masters, in such districts as he shall 
think proper, to grant provisional warrants for 



CONSTITUTING A NEW LODGE. 127 

the formation of new lodges within their respec- 
tive districts upon the petition of any seven 
regularly registered masons, who shall have fully 
complied with the rules and regulations in force 
relating to the constituting new lodges. The 
authority when given to continue during the 
pleasure of the grand master. 

Whenever such provisional warrant shall have 
been granted, the master of the new lodge shall, 
within one month, apply by petition to the 
grand master for a regular warrant of constitu- 
tion ; and upon receipt of such petition, which 
must state the fact that a provisional warrant 
has been granted and be countersigned by the 
district grand master, a regular warrant shall be 
issued. 

The following is the form of petition : 

"To the M. W. Grand Master of the 

United Fraternity of Antient Free and 

Accepted Masons of England : 

"We, the undersigned, being regular regis- 

tered masons of the lodges mentioned against 

our respective names, having the prosperity of 

the craft at heart, are anxious to exert our best 

endeavours to promote and diffuse the genuine 

principles of the art ; and, for the conveniency 

of our respective dwellings and other good 

reasons, we are desirous of forming a new lodge, 

to be named \H^JL^^ih^v^/W? consequence 



128 CONSTITUTING A NEW LODGE. 

of this desire, we pray for a warrant of consti- 
tution, empowering us to meet as a regular 
lodge, at on the of every 

month, and there to discharge the duties of ma- 
sonry, in a constitutional manner, according to 
the forms of the order and the laws of the 
grand lodge ; and we have nominated and do re- 
commend brother [A.B.] to be the first master, 
brother [CD.] to be the first senior warden, 
and brother [E.F.] to be the first junior warden, 
of the said lodge. The prayer of this petition 
being granted, we promise strict obedience to 
the commands of the grand master and the laws 
and regulations of the grand lodge." 

In order to avoid irregularities, every new 
lodge should be solemnly constituted by the 
grand master, with his deputy and wardens ; or, 
in the absence of the grand master, by his deputy, 
who shall* choose some master of a lodge to assist 
him. If the deputy be absent, the grand master 
may appoint some other grand officer or master 
of a lodge to act as deputy pro tempore. 

The following is the manner of constituting 
a new lodge, according to the antient usage of 
masons. 

A lodge is duly formed ; and, after prayer, an 
ode in honour of masonry is sung. The grand 
master is then informed, by the secretary, that 
the brethren present desire to be formed into a 



CONSTITUTING A NEW LODGE. ]29 

new lodge, &c, &c. The petition, the dispensa- 
tion, and the warrant or charter of constitution, 
are now read. The minutes of the lodge, while 
under dispensation, are likewise read ; and, being 
approved, are declared regular and valid, and 
signed by the grand master. The grand master 
then inquires if the brethren approve of the 
officers who are nominated in the warrant to 
preside over them. This being signified in 
masonic form, an oration on the nature and 
design of the institution is delivered. The lodge 
is then consecrated according to ceremonies 
proper and usual on those occasions, but not 
proper to be written, and the grand master 
constitutes the lodge in antient form. 

The new master and wardens being yet among 
the brethren, the grand master asks his deputy 
if he hath examined them, and found the candi- 
date master well skilled in the noble science, and 
duly instructed in our mysteries, &c. The 
deputy answering in the affirmative, he shall (by 
the grand master's order) present him to the 
grand master, saying, "most worshipful grand 
master, I present this my worthy brother to be 
installed master of the lodge, whom I know to be 
of good morals and great skill, true and trusty, 
and a lover of the whole fraternity, wheresoever 
dispersed over the face of the earth/' 

Then the grand master, placing the candidate 









130 CONSTITUTING A NEW LODGE. 

on his left hand, and having asked and obtained 
the unanimous consent of all the brethren, shall 
say : " I appoint you the master of this lodge, 
not doubting your capacity and care to preserve 
the cement of the lodge, w &c, with some other 
expressions that are proper and usual on that 
occasion, but not to be written. 

Upon this, the deputy shall rehearse the 
pharges and regulations of a master, and the 
grand master shall ask the candidate, " Do you 
submit to these charges and promise to uphold 
these regulations, as masters have done in all 
ages ? " The candidate signifying his submission 
thereunto, the grand master shall install him, and 
present him with the warrant of constitution, the 
lodge-book, and the instruments of his office, one 
after another ; and, after each of them, the grand 
master, or his deputy, shall deliver the charge 
that is suitable. 

After this, the members of this new lodge, 
bowing altogether to the grand master, shall 
return him thanks, and immediately do their 
homage to their new master, and signify their 
promise of subjection and obedience to him, by 
the usual congratulation. 

The deputy and the grand wardens, and any 
other brethren present, that are not members 
of the new lodge, shall next congratulate the 
new master ; and he shall return his becoming 



CONSTITUTING A NEW LODGE. 131 

acknowledgments to the grand master first, and 
to the rest in their order. 

Then the grand master desires the new master 
to enter immediately upon the exercise of his 
office, in choosing his wardens : and the new mas- 
ter, calling forth the two brothers, presents them 
to the grand master for his approbation, and to 
the new lodge, for their consent. That being 
granted, the senior or junior grand warden, or 
some brother for him, shall rehearse the charges 
of wardens ; and the candidates being solemnly 
asked by the new master, shall signify their 
submission thereunto. 

Upon which, the new master, presenting them 
with the instruments of their office, shall, in due 
form install them in their proper places ; and 
the brethren shall signify their obedience to the 
new wardens, by the usual congratulation. The 
other officers of the lodge are then appointed, 
and invested in antient form. 

The lodge, being thus completely constituted, 
shall be registered in the grand master's book, 
and by his order notified to the other lodgea 



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132 PUBLIC CEREMONIES. 

Of PUBLIC CEREMONIES. 

Ceremony of laying a Foundation-Stone, dkc., by 
the M. W. Grand Master. 

The grand lodge having been opened at a 
convenient place, and the necessary directions 
and instructions given, it is adjourned; (the 
brethren being in their proper clothing and 
jewels, and wearing white gloves) and the pro- 
cession moves in the following order, viz : 

Two tylers, with drawn swords. 

Music. 

Brethren, not members of any lodge, two and two. 

The lodges according to their numbers, 

Juniors going first. 

Past grand stewards, not being members of grand 

stewards' lodge. 

Members of grand stewards' lodge. 

Officers of grand stewards' lodge. 

Architect, or builder, with the plana 

A cornucopia with corn, borne' 

by the master of a lodge. 

StewLd \ ^ wo ewers TOth wine and 
oil, borne by masters of 

lodges. 

Assistant grand pursuivant. 

Grand pursuivant. 

Grand organist. 

Assistant grand director of ceremonies. 



> 



Grand 
Steward 



PUBLIC CEREMONIES. 133 

Grand director of ceremonies. 
Grand superintendent of works, with the plate 

bearing the inscription. 

Past grand sword bearers. 

Past grand deacons. 

Grand secretary, with book of constitutions, on 

a cushion. 

President of the board of general purposes. 

Past grand registrars. 

Grand registrar, with his bag. 

Grand treasurer bearing a phial containing the 

coin to be deposited in the stone. 

Past grand wardens. 

Past provincial grand masters. 

Provincial grand masters. 

Past deputy grand masters. 

Visitors of distinction. 

The Corinthian light, borne by the master of a 

lodge. 
The column of junior grand warden borne by 

the master of a lodge. 

The junior grand warden with the plumb rule. 

Grand f Banner of the grand! Grand 

steward. I lodge. J steward. 

The Doric light, borne by the master of a lodge. 

The column of senior grand warden borne by the 

master of a lodge. 

The senior grand warden with the leveL 

The junior grand deacons. 



134 PUBLIC CEREMONIES. 

Grand fThe grand chaplain, bearing"! grand 
steward. I the sacred law on a cushion. J steward. 

Deputy grand master, with square. 
The Ionic light, borne by the master of a lodge. 

The pro grand master. 
A past grand master, or other brother of emi- 
nence, bearing the mallet. 
Grand /"The standard of thel Grand 
steward. I grand master. J steward. 

Grand sword bearer. 
The most worshipful grand master. 
The senior grand deacons. 
Two grand stewards. 
Grand tyler. 
Having arrived within a proper distance of 
the spot, the procession halts, the brethren open 
to the right and left and face inwards, so as to 
leave room for the grand master to pass up the 
centre, he being preceded by his standard and 
sword bearer, the grand officers and brethren 
following in succession from the rear, so as to 
invert the order of procession. The grand mas- 
ter having arrived at his station, on a platform, 
an ode is sung or music played (as previously 
arranged). The stone being prepared and the 
plate with the proper inscription, the upper part 
of the stone is raised by an engine, the grand 
chaplain repeats a prayer. The inscription on 
the plate to be deposited in the stone will then 



PUBLIC CEREMONIES 135 

be read, and the grand treasurer having by the 
grand master's command, deposited in the cavity 
various coins of the present reign, the cement is 
laid on the lower stone, and the upper one is let 
down slowly, solemn music playing. Being pro- 
perly placed, the grand master descends to the 
stone, proves that it is properly adjusted by the 
plumb rule, level, and square, which are succes- 
sively delivered to him, by the junior grand N 
warden, senior grand warden, and deputy grand 
master ; after which, the architect or builder de- 
livers to him the mallet, with which the grand 
master gives three knocks. The grand master 
then delivers to the architect or builder the 
several implements for his use. The plan and 
elevation of the building are presented by the 
grand superintendent of the works, to the grand 
master, for his inspection, who, having approved 
them, delivers them to the architect, for his 
guidance. The grand master re-ascends the 
platform, music playing. An oration, suitable 
to the occasion, is delivered. Some money for 
the workmen is placed on the stone by the grand 
treasurer. 

If the building be for a charitable institution, 
a voluntary subscription is made in aid of its 
funds. 

The procession then returns to the place from 
which it set out, and the lodge is closed 



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136 MASONIC FUNERALS. 



Of MASONIC FUNERALS. 

No mason can be interred with the formalities 
of the order, unless it be at his own special 
request, nor unless he has been advanced to the 
degree of a master mason. When the wish of 
the deceased shall have been communicated to 
the master of the lodge of which he died a mem- 
ber, the master may apply to the grand master 
or provincial grand master for a dispensation. 

A dispensation having been obtained, the 
master may invite other lodges to attend in 
form, but the whole ceremony, unless the grand 
master or his deputy, or the provincial grand 
master or his deputy, be present, must be under 
the direction of the master of the lodge to which 
the deceased belonged ; and he is accountable 
for the regularity and conduct of the whole 
proceedings. 

The lodges rank according to seniority, the 
junior preceding (except the lodge to which the 
deceased belonged, which in every case is to go 
the last), and each lodge forms one division. 



CENTENARY JEWELS. 137 



Instructions for applying for 
CENTENARY JEWELS. 

Application for permission to wear a Cen- 
tenary Jewel is to be by petition or memorial to 
the grand master, in which memorial or petition 
the necessary particulars as to the origin of the 
lodge are to be given ; as well as proof of its un- 
interrupted existence for one hundred years. 

When permission has been granted to a lodge 
to wear a Centenary Jewel, the privilege of 
wearing the Jewel is restricted to actual bond 
fide subscribing members, being master masons ; 
and for so long only as they shall pay the 
stipulated subscription to the lodge and be 
returned to the grand lodge of England. 

The design for a Centenary Jewel has been 
approved by the grand master (see plate 13). 
The fee for a warrant, authorizing a lodge to 
wear the Jewel, is five guineas. 

The price of each Jewel, which can be obtained 
only at the office of the grand secretary, will be 

as follows : — - 

£ 8. d. 
18 carat gold, hall-marked 3 15 

Silver gilt „ 16 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Accounts of grand lodge 35, 110 

provincial grand lodges 54 

private lodges 66 

Act of union (1813) declares of what degrees antient 

masonry consists 16 

Admission of members to the grand lodge 21 

in private lodges 79, 82 to 87 

Admonition of offending lodge or brother 46, 71, 82, 109 

brother in private lodge 67 

Age at which a man may be made a mason 84 

Ample form, when grand lodge declared to be opened in .... 23 
Antient charges, summary of, to be read on installation of 

master vi 

of God and religion 3 

the civil magistrate 4 

lodges 5 

masters, wardens, fellows, and appren- 
tices 6 

the management of the craft in work- 
ing 8 

behaviour, viz. : 

in lodge while constituted 10 

after lodge, brethren not being gone 11 
when brethren meet without stran- 
gers, but not in lodge 11 

in presence of strangers, not masons 12 

at home and in the nighbourhood 12 

towards a strange brother 13 

Antient masonry, of what degrees it consists 16 

Appeal to grand lodge or grand master 47, 57, 81, 95, 109 

a Applications to grand master, how to be made 32 

for warrant to hold new lodge 126 

relief from fund of benevolence 101 

grand lodge certificate 89 to 91 

Appointments and names of masters and wardens until 
duly transmitted to the grand secretary's office, such 

masters and wardens cannot attend grand lodge 19, 69 

Aprons 123 

Assistant grand director of ceremonies 39 

Ballot for initiation or admission 83, 85 

who may be admitted as members of a lodge with- 
out : 65 

members of board of general purposes 107 

Benevolence, fund of, see Fund of masonic benevolence .... 96 



140 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Benevolence, board, committee, or lodge of, see same 96 

provincial fund of, regulations as to 53 

Board of general purposes, of whom consists 107 

president and ten other members to be no- 
minated by grand master 107 

fourteen other members to be elected by 

grand lodge 107 

not more than seven past masters to be 

elected 107 

master and past master, or more than one 

past master of same lodge not to be elected 

on same board 107 

vice-president to be elected by board 107 

mode of election of the fourteen members 107 
vacancy caused by death or removal how 

to be filled up 108 

who to preside in absence of president and 

vice-president 109 

when to meet 109 

how many constitute a quorum, and how 

questions are to be decided 109 

authority of 109 

has charge of finances 110 

may inspect books, summon officers, and 

give orders .'. 110 

to examine demands on grand lodge, and 

if correct, order their discharge 110 

to balance quarterly accounts, to be printed 

and transmitted to lodges 110 

to investigate yearly accounts, prepare them 

for the auditor, and state the amounts 

of receipts, expenditure, and property 111 

abstract of report of, to be transmitted to 

lodges Ill 

may appoint sub-committees Ill 

may summon lodge or master to attend and 

produce warrant, &c, and consequence 

of contumacy Ill 

recommendations, &c, to be in writing and 

signed 112 

on what occasions, members of, to be in 

masonic clothing 112 

how to proceed in cases requiring admo- 
nition, fine, or suspension 112 

in case of a complaint affecting a member 

or his lodge, he is to withdraw 112 

has the direction as to buildings, &c, and , 

as to arrangements, for meetings &c, .... 112 
to regulate concerns, including finance, and 

conduct correspondence 113 

may recommend measures to grand lodge, 

and originate plans 113 



INDEX. 141 

PAGE 

Board of general purposes, continued 

all communications from, to be in writing 113 
to consider first, business referred to it by 

grand master or grand lodge 114 

resolutions and transactions of^ to be entered 

in minute-book 114 

Book in grand secretary's office, masters and wardens 
in London district must sign within one month after 

appointment 78 

Books to be kept by lodges 63, 66 

of lodges to be produced when required by masonic 

authority 69 

Business, paper of, to be given to every member of grand 

lodge on his entrance into the hall 22 

brethren may have such on payment of 

five shillings per annum 22 

By-laws, power of provincial grand lodges to make 52 

private lodges 63 

master to pledge himself to, on installation 63 

every member to sign 63 

Candidates, qualifications of, for initiation 84 

declaration to be signed by 85 

promise to be made by, on initiation 85 

member proposing responsible for fees of 86 

Casting vote, when may be given 62 

Centenary Jewel, how to apply for 137 

Ceremonies, grand director and grand assistant director of 39, 40 

Ceremonies, master of private lodges . 61 

Ceremony of constituting a new lodge 126 

laying a foundation stone 132 

Certificate, grand lodge, every brother registered to be 

furnished with 67, 89 

regulations respecting blank, for- 
warded to the colonies 60 

issued to district grand mas- 
ters abroad must be counter- 
signed and have district grand 

lodge seal attached 60 

what shall be paid for, and when 

to be remitted 89, 117 

must be signed by brother re- 
ceiving 90 

who excluded from receiving .... 90 
what the document on which it is 

granted must state 90 

applications for, how made 90 

exceptions in the British colonies 

and settlements 90 

"may be exchanged without fur- 
ther expense, when higher de- 
gree attained 91 



142 INDEX. 

PAGK 

Certificate, grand lodge, of brother whose widow or chil- 
dren apply for relief, regula- 
tions as to 103 

of visit to petitioner for relief 102, 106 

of private lodge, for what purposes only to be 

granted 81, 83, 90, 91 

for what purpose may not be 

given 67 

no charge to be made for 91 

what, to be produced before ballot for new 

member 83 

Chair of grand lodge, regulations as to 23 

Chaplain, grand 34 

of private lodge 61 

Charges, autient, see Antient Charges 3 

of private lodges , 61 

Charity, general fund of, qualifications to participate 

in 53, 96 

all fines to be applied to 71, 82 

Clandestine initiations and lodges 79 

Clerks of grand secretary, regulations as to 37 

Clothing and insignia, masonic, see Regalia 118 

Colonies and foreign parts, district grand lodges in 55 

Colonial board, of whom consists 114 

how to be nominated and elected 114 

three members, if practicable, to be past 

masters of colonial lodges 114 

powers of 115 

constitution of, seven to be elected by 
grand lodge, three to be nominated by 

grand master 114 

chairman, and vice-chairman, by whom 

appointed 114 

when to meet 114 

quorum, how many constitute 114 

communications from the colonies to be 

submitted 115 

Committee of grand lodge, or general committee, of whom 

consists 20 

when held, its duties and regu- 
lations 20, 21 

who may attend in the ab- 
sence of the master of lodge 21 
Committee of benevolence, see Fund of masonic benevo- 
lence 96 

Communications, grand lodge or quarterly, when held .... 19 

Complaints, masonic, how to be preferred. 25, 46, 81, 109 

in provinces to be heard by pro- 
vincial grand master 46 

authority of board of general pur- 
poses as to 109 

Constituting a new lodge, petition for 127 



INDEX. 143 

PAGE 

Constituting a new lodge, ceremony of 126 

Constitution or warrant of lodge not to be sold 7(? 

Contributions and payment :.. 115 

to fund of benevolence, 
by members of lodges within the London 

district :.... 96 

country and military lodges 96 

to fund of general purposes, 

by grand officers 115 

provincial grand masters 116 

Contumacy, consequences of , on summons 31, 47, 71, 111 

Country lodges, what are to be considered as 72 

under whose superintendence, and to 

whom to apply 72 

subject to grand registrar, when appointed 

to take charge of province ...... 36 

masters, past masters, and wardens of, to 

attend provincial grand lodge 73 

to make returns to provincial grand 

master, &c 73 

rank, numbers, and seniority of 73 

removal of, regulations as to 74, 92 

regulations as to, where no provincial 
grand master nor any brother em- 
powered to perform his functions 74 

Customs and usages, uniformity in, to be preserved 67 



Deacons, grand 38 

qualification for the office of 38 

Declaration to be signed by candidates 85 

Degrees in masonry, interval of time in taking 86 

# exceptions 56 

Deputy grand master 33 

provincial grand master 50 

master of lodge, where a prince of the blood royal 

is master . 61 

Differences among members of lodges', how to be ad- 
justed 81 

Director of ceremonies, grand, and assistant 39, 40 

Dispensation or licence 50, 56, 62, 67, 75, 77, 83, 84, 86, 93, 

94, 136 

Dispensations, fees to be paid for 116 

for non-residence of provincial grand 

officers 50 

for the master of a lodge to continue more 

than two years in succession 77 

for the master of a tavern to hold office .... 62 
for a brother to be master of two lodges at 

the same time 62 

to initiate a minor 84 

to initiate a tyler or serving brother 87 



1 44 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Dissolution of lodge, warrant of lodge to be delivered 

up, on 70 

District grand lodges, nature and powers of 55 

may appoint committees to investi- 
gate and decide on matters rela- 
ting to lodges and masons in 
their respective districts bo 

proceedings to be governed by the 

book of constitutions 56 

powers to be similar to those of 
the board of general purposes .... 56 

appeal lies to grand master from 

decisions of 57 

may make rules for their own 
guidance, &c., but such rules not 
valid till approved by the grand 
master of England 57 

may fix stated times for meetings 57 

not to be closed on the death, resigna- 
tion, &c., of district grand master 58 

who to assume the functions 58 

may require payment to local fund 
of fees larger than are allowed in 

* England 58,59 

regulations as to fixing such fees .... 58 
District grand master to be appointed by grand master.... 45 

in case of death or removal of, who 

to act 58 

personally responsible for remit- 
tances of dues to grand lodge 
when returns made to Jlim 60 

may grant provisional warrants for 

new lodges 126 

Due form, when grand lodge declared to be opened in 23 

provincial grand lodge 52 

Emergency, grand lodge of 22 

provincial grand lodge of 48 

private lodge of 64 

for admission of candidates 83 

Erasure of lodges 25 

in provinces 46 

in colonies or foreign parts 55 

Examination for advancement 86 

Exclusion of members 32, 46, 67, 68, 80, 81 

Expulsion of brethren 24> 80 

in provinces 46 

in colonies or foreign parts 55 

Fees on appointment of grand officers 115 

provincial grand master's patent 115 

registering deputy provincial grand master's name 116 



INDEX. 145 

PAGE 

Fees on provincial grand officers non-resident 50, 116 

granting new warrant 116 

warrant of confirmation 116 

grand lodge certificates 117 

initiation 86 

registry of masons made in London district 117 

appointment of country or military lodges 117 

colonial or foreign 117 

members joining lodges in London district 117 

country, or military 

lodges 117 

from foreign grand lodges 117 

colonial or foreign 117 

dispensations .;.:. 50, 116 

Festival, grand 23 

Finances of grand lodge are under charge of board of 

general purposes 110 

Fines on offending lodges or brethren 46, 71, 82, 109 

to be applied to the general 

charity 71,82 

Foreign lodges, when and how brethren of, may be re- 
lieved 101 

parts, district grand lodges in 55 

Form, when grand lodge declared to be opened in 
"ample form, "due form," or "in form" 

only 23 

when provincial grand lodge declared to be 

opened in " due form," or " in form " only 52 

Foundation stone, ceremony of laying, by grand master .... 132 
Fund for general purposes, payments towards, see Contri- 
butions and Fees 115 

Fund of masonic benevolence, solely devoted to charity .... 96 

when and how distributed 96 

lodge or committee of, laws and regulations of 96 

when holden, and of whom consists 96 

president and vice-presidents, and their duty ....96, 105 
members of, not to be solicited, and penalty on 

transgression 98 

cases, on which particular members are not to 

vote 98 

no master to be member of, if his lodge be 

twelve months in arrear 99 

applications for relief, how made 101 

what recommendation necessary, and who must 

attend thereon 102 

a certificate of visit must accompany the petition 102, 106 
the brother attending to speak to a London 

case must have visited the petitioner 102 

form of recommendation 105 

who may be relieved 99, 100, 101 

regulations as to secretaries of lodges, exempted 

from subscription ~. 99 

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146 INDEX 

PAGE 

Fund of masonic benevolence, continued — 

regulations as to serving brethren 86, 87, 100 

when a brother may be relieved, though not 

registered 100 

petition must be left with grand, secretary at 

least three days previously 103 

petitioner must attend, except in certain speci- 
fied cases 103 

brother relieved not to petition a second time 

within one year 103 

a widow cannot be relieved a second time 103 

to what amount committee may relieve a 

brother 103,104 

and under what circumstances 
committee may relieve widow or 

children of a brother 100 

regulations as to petition of widow or children 

of a brother 103 

cases of extraordinary distress may be referred 

for larger grants 104 

when brethren of Scotch,. Irish, and foreign 

grand lodges may be relieved 101 

laws and regulations are to be read quarterly .. . 105 

• payment towards : 96 

provincial regulations as to 53 

district 58 

Funerals, masonic 136 

Furniture of lodges « 68 

General charity, see Charity and Fund of masonic bene- 
volence 96 

General committee, see Committee of grand lodge 20, 21 * 

purposes, board of, see Board of general purposes 106 
fund of, payments towards, see Con- 
tributions and Fees 115 

Grand festival, regulations as to 23 

lodge, members of, and their rank in order 16 

past masters, when and how long members of 18 

honorary members of : 18 

no member of, to attend without proper 

jewel and clothing 18 

consequences of lodge neglecting to make 

returns and payments to 19 

master, past master, and warden of lodge 
not allowed to attend until his name and 
appointment be transmitted to grand 

secretary's office 19, 69, 78 

no brother to hold more than one office in, 

at the same time 19 

times of meeting 19 

general committee, previous to, and notices 

to be given there 20, 21 



INDEX. 147 

PAGB 

Grand lodge, continued — 

porch of, who to attend in, and preside at 21 

of emergency, when and how convened 22 

festival 23 

erasure of lodge, and expulsion of brother by 25 
jurisdiction of, over complaints and differ- 
ences 25 

as to language of memorial, &c, to ......... 25 

regulations for the government of, during 

business 26 

certificates, see Certificates 67, 89, 117 

grant of money 27 

officers, viz., 

grand master 29 

pro grand master 29 

deputy grand master 33 

provincial or district grand master 45 

grand wardens 33 

grand wardens, fine for non-attendance 34 

chaplains 34 

treasurer 34 

registrar 35 

president of the board of general purposes.... 36 

secretary 37 

deacons 38 

fine for non-attendance 38 

superintendent of works : 39 

director of ceremonies 39 

assistant director of ceremonies 39 

sword bearer 39 

fine for non-attendance 40 

organist 39 

pursuivant 39 

jewels, insignia of 118 

fees to be paid 115 

standard-bearers 40 

stewards, appointment and duties of 42 

a lodge neglecting to make a return of, forfeits . 

its privileges 43 

accepting money, forfeit their rank, and the 

lodge its privilege of nomination 43 

fine for not attending grand lodge 44 

clothing and insignia of 42, 120 

lodge 44 

cannot make, pass, or raise masons 45 

past, where to sit in grand lodge, if members.... 44 

collars and jewels of 122 

tyfer 41 

Honorary jewels, regulations as to 68, 118 

House, master of, at which lodge meets, regulations as to 62, 68 

or place of meeting of lodge 64 

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148 INDEX 

PAGE 

Improper matter in memorial, &c, to grand lodge, as to ... 25 

Inaecorous or offensive behaviour 27, 67 

Initiation, qualifications for, and declaration to be signed 

before ^ 83, 85 

propositions and ballots for 83, 84 

promise's to be made by candidate 85 

number of, in lodge allowed on same day 86 

fees on 86 

in military lodges 74 

of military persons 75, 86 

Insignia, masonic, and clothing, 118 

Installation of grand master 29 

deputy grand master 33 

provincial or district grand master 45 

master of lodge 62, 76 

charges to be read on vi 

Instruction, lodges of, by what sanction or authority may 

be held 88 

sanction of lodge may be withdrawn 

from, and how 88 

lodge sanctioning and brethren to 
whom licence given responsible for 

proceedings of 88 

notice of times and places of meeting 
in London district to be given to 

grand secretary 88 

to keep minutes, and when they are 

to be produced 88 

Ireland, brethren under constitution of, when may be 
relieved 101 

Jewels and clothing, members of grand lodge not to attend 

without proper 18 

none to be worn of degrees not recognized by the 

grand lodge 18, 68, 118 

and furniture of lodges, regulations as to 68 

of grand officers and past grand officers 118 

provincial grand officers, present and past 120 

grand stewards and provincial grand stewards ....120, 121 

centenary : 137 

honorary 68, 118 

and clothing of officers of private lodges 121 

Joining members, regulations as to 65, 81, 82, 85 

Laws, power of enacting 24, 27, 52, 63 

Lists, to be made and transmitted to grand secretary by 

lodges , 69 

Local country lodges 73 

fund in provinces 53 

colonies or foreign parts 58 

Lodges in colonies and foreign parts, see District grand 

lodges 55 



INDEX. 149 

PAGE 

Lodges in the country 72 

of emergency, see Emergency 22, 48, 64, 83 

grand 16 

instruction 88 

in London district 72 

military 74 

private, not to have a feast on day of grand 

festival ,. 23 

when the grand master is present «. 31 

when the deputy grand master is present 33 

not to contribute towards grand stewards' 

expenses ...>.. •...•«•••«. •.»»••!«•••..• •«•.....,. , .... *±o 

officers of 61 

jewels and insignia of, 121, 123 
secretary of, exempt from subscription .... 99 
when deputy master of, may be ap- 
pointed 61 

qualification, election, and installation of 

master of 62, 76 

what officers of, to be appointed by 

master 62 

no brother to be master of more than one 

lodge at the same time 62 

master of house where lodge held not to 

hold office without dispensation 62 

powers of, to make and alter by-laws 63 

by-laws of, to be written in books and 

signed, &c. 63 

books to be kept of names of members, 

transactions, &c 63 

place and days of meeting of, regulations 

as to 64 

when and how lodge of emergency may be 

called 64 

when regularly removed, notice to be 

given, &c 64, 93 

until notice given, the officers not to attend 

the grand lodge, &c 69, 70 

precedence of, and as to regular constitu- 
tion and registry of 64, 73 

name and title of 65 

not to admit members, nor to initiate, 
&c, without strictly complying with the 

laws 82 

nor under 21 years of age 84 

nor to initiate more than five on same day 

without dispensation 86 

nor to give more than one degree to a 

brother on same day 86 

nor a higher degree in less than foui 

weeks ....:.. 86 

exception to this rule in Districts 
abroad 55 



150 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Lodge* private, continued — 

nor without examination in open 
lodge 86 

regulations as to initiations in, of military 

persons 86 

fees on initiation 86 

exception in favour of serving 
brethren 87 

must receive as member a brother ini- 
tiated in 65 

must register names and make returns of 
members 66 

provision in case of neglect to register, 
&c 66 

to procure for every brother initiated 

therein a grand lodge certificate 67 

not to give a certificate to enable masons 
to proceed as paupers 67 

not to form public masonic procession 

without licence 67 

to preserve uniformity, and members of, 
to visit other lodges 67 

fees, dues, moneys, and accounts of, regu- 
lations as to '. 66 

regulations in case of brother misbehaving 
in 67 

not to exclude member without due 
notice 68 

jewels and furniture of, regulations as 
to 68 

minutes, lists, and books of, to be pro- 
duced when duly required 69 

majority of, may instruct representatives 
to grand lodge, and who are represen- 
tatives 69 

to make returns and payments regularly, 
and consequences of neglect „ 69, 70 

on dissolution of, warrant to be delivered 

up to grand master 70 

warrant of, if sold or irregularly procured, 

forfeited , 70 

• where majority of members of, withdraw, 
the constitution remains with the rest ; 
if all withdraw, the warrant extinct .... 71 

transfer and forfeiture of warrants of 70 

erasure of 25 

in colonies and foreign parts 55 

duty of, on summonses, and consequences 
on contumacy 31, 71, 111 

offending, admonition, fine, or suspension 
of 31, 46, 71, 109 

new, of constituting 126 



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INDEX. 151 

PAGE 

Lodges, provincial grand , 52 

removal of 47, 74, 92 

London district, what lodges are within 72 

lodges in, not to have feast on day of 
grand festival ........; » 23 



Making masons, general regulations as to 82 

of military persons 75, 86 

Masonic benevolence 96 

clothing and regalia 118 

festival, grand w 23 

funerals 136 

processions 67, 93 

Masonry, antient, of what degrees it consists 16 

Masons offending against law * 81 

Master of lodge member of grand lodge 1 8 

lodge of benevolence 96 

general committee 20 

(in provinces) member of provincial grand 

lodge 52, 73 

unable to attend general committee, may 
appoint past master of his lodge to do 

so 21 

cannot attend grand lodge until name, 

&c, transmitted 19, 69, 78 

qualifications, elections, and installation of 62, 76 

when entitled to give a casting vote 62 

not of two lodges at the same time 62 

what pledge he shall give, and how long 

remain in office 77 

to visit other lodges 77 

responsible for due observance of laws re- 
lating to private lodges 78 

provision in case of death, removal, ab- 
sence, or incapacity to act, of 78 

in London district, to sign book in grand 

secretary's office 78 

to attend on due summons and produce 

warrant, &c 31, 47, 78, 111 

as representative in grand lodge, may be 

instructed by majority of lodge 69 

what fees or dues are to be deposited in 

hands of 66 

when and how may displace officers and 

nominate others * 79 

jewels and insignia of 118 

Masters and wardens 76 

Masters, wardens, and past masters of lodges neglecting 

to make returns cannot attend grand lodge, &c 19, 69 

Master of tavern or house where lodge held shall not have 

any lien on lodge property 68 



152 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Master of lodge, continued— 

nor hold office in such lodge without dispensa- 
tion 62 

Meeting of lodge, place of 64, 93 

Member of lodges, admission of .79, 82, 85 

who excluded from being 79 

not to publish proceedings of a lodge, 

and penalty 80 

excluded or withdrawing from lodge, 

eligibility of, to other lodges 81 

brother initiated in lodge may become, 
without further ballot, if his wish be 

expressed on day of initiation 65 

Members of lodges, differences among or complaints of .... 81 

misbehaviour of 67, 82 

exclusion of 67, 68 

of grand lodge, who are 18 

Military lodges, regulations as to establishment of 74 

sojourners or inhabitants of places where 
members of one stationed, and non- 
military persons, not to be initiated in 75 
none below rank of corporal to be initiated 

save as serving brethren 75, 86 

conduct of, in foreign parts , 75 

regulations, when regiment or corps dis- 
banded 76 

Minors cannot be initiated except by dispensation 84 

Minutes of provincial grand lodges to be kept, &c 54 

private lodges 63 

Misconduct of members 67, 82 

Moneys of grand lodge, lodges withholding to be proceeded 

against 66,100 

Moneys, see Lodges, private 66 

Motion in grand lodge, notice to be given of 20 

for a grant of money 27 

Names and appointments of past masters and wardens, 

return of, to grand lodge 19, 69, 78 

of members of private lodges to be entered in books, 

with details of age, &c 63 

of persons present in lodges not to be published 

without due authority ! 80 

and titles of lodge, regulations as to 65 

Neglect of lodge to make due return, consequence of 19, 70 

New lodge, how constituted 126 

New warrant, fee for granting 116 

Notice of motion in grand lodge, when and how given .... 20 

once given, if renewed at 
the general committee, 
to take precedence of 

new ones 21 

to be given on removal of lodge 64, 93 



INDEX 153 

PAGE 

Offensive language in memorials, &c 25 

behaviour by members of lodges 67, 82 

Offences of lodges and brethren, regulations as to 46, 71, 82, 109 

Officers, grand 16 

may be sent by grand master to visit 

lodges 31 

provincial grand 50 

of private lodges 61, 62 

election and appointment of 62, 76 

how displaced 79 

Order in which members of grand lodge rank 16 

Organist, grand , 39 

Past grand officers, what, are members of grand lodge .... 16 

jewels and insignia of 118, 124 

provincial grand officers, what, members of provincial 

grand lodge 52 

jewels and insignia of 120, 125 

Past masters of lodges, members of grand lodge 18 

how long they retain their privi- 
leges „ 18 

if forfeited, how to be regained .... 18 
cannot attend grand lodge until 

name, &c, transmitted 19, 69, 78 

twelve, on lodge of benevolence .... 96 

jewels and insignia of ...121, 123 

Petition for new lodge :... 127 

regulations as to 127 

to board of general purposes must be in writing 

and signed 112 

for relief, what it must state 101 

when to be left with grand secretary 103 

Petitioner for relief, attendance of, when necessary 101 

Place of meeting of lodge td be specified in by-laws 64 

as to change of 64, 93 

Precedence of members of grand lodge 16 

private lodges 64 

provincial lodges 73 

lodges at masonic funerals 136 

President of the board of general purposes 36 

Prince of the blood royal, when grand master, may appoint 

pro grand master 29 

when master of lodge, may ap- 
point deputy master 61 

Printing of proceedings of lodges without due authority, 

prohibited 80 

Private lodges 61 

Proceedings of lodges not to be printed without due au- 
thority 80 

Procession ^. 67, 93 

Pro grand master 29 

Proposing members, initiations, &c, regulations thereon.... 82 



154 INDEX. 

PAGB 

Protest^ when may be entered in lodge-books 80 

Provincial grand lodge, how and when assembled 48 

how often to be held 48 

how to be declared open 52 

of whom consists 52 

power of, to frame by-laws 52 

may establish local fund of bene- 
volence 53 

to elect treasurer annually 54 

minutes of proceedings of, to be 

kept, &C; M 54 

ceases on death, suspension, or 
removal of provincial grand 

master 54 

to enquire into matters referred 
to it by provincial grand master, 

but not to decide 55 

fund of benevolence 53 

accounts to be audited an- 
nually 54 

grand master, appointment and installation 

of 45 

grand registrar may be ap- 
pointed to act as 36 

appointment of officers by 45 

to preside in lodges in his pro- 
vince 46 

to hear and determine masonic 

complaints therein 46 

power of, to admonish, fine, 

suspend, &c 46 

provision for case of neglect of, 

to proceed on business 47 

powers of, to summon lodges 

and brethren, &c 47 

to hold provincial grand 

lodges 48 

to communicate with grand 

lodge 48 

to forward summary of the 
minutes of every provincial 

grand lodge 48 

to forward the names and 
numbers of the lodges of 
brethren appointed to office 48 

may appoint a deputy 49 

to transmit the name, &c, of 
deputy to lodges and grand 

secretary 49 

responsible for proceedings of 
provincial grand lodge — to 
cause minutes to be kept .... 49 



INDEX. 155 

PAGE 

Provincial grand master fees on patent of, and con- 
tribution by on appoint- 
ment 116 

deputy, qualifications, appoint- 
ments, rank and duties of .... 49, 50 

fee on appointment 116 

wardens and subordinate provincial 

grand officers 50 

fees payable by, for non-resi- 
dence 50,116 

officers, past and present, jewels, and 

insignia of 120, 125 

not members of the grand 

lodge 51 

take no rank out of their 

district 51 

non-resident to pay a fee 50 

stewards 51 

number of, that may be ap- 
pointed 46 

jewels and insignia of 121, 124 

lodges not to be removed from one town to 
another without the concurrence of 

the grand master 74, 93 

not to De removed into another pro- 
vince without the consent of the 

grand master 74, 93 

Publication of proceedings of lodges without due authority, 

prohibited 80 

Public business, regulations for government of grand 

lodge during. ^ 26 

ceremonies, manner of, in laying foundation 

stone 132 

house where lodge held, see Master of tavern 62, 68 

masonic procession,, without due licence, pro- 
hibited 67,93 

lodges and masons attend- 
ing, without due permis- 
sion, penalties on 94 

tylers, the like 94 

Pure antient masonry, of what degrees it consists 16 

Pursuivant, grand 39 

Quarterly communications, grand lodges for, when held .... 19 



Recommendation to board of general purposes, to be in 

writing and signed 112 

form of, for relief 105 

Regalia il8 

Registrar, grand 35 



156 INDEX, 

PAGE 

Registration 64, 65, 115 

of brother, where neglected by lodge, pro- 
vision for 66, 100 

fee on initiation 117 

masons made in colonial and foreign 

lodges 117 

of. deputy provincial grand master 116 

Regulation for government of the craft 16 

grand lodge during 

business 26 

on admission of candidates and members 82 

Relief, who may receive, from fund of benevolence 96 

applications for 101 

Removal of grand officers 31 

officers of private lodges 79 

lodges 47, 64, 74, 92 

Representation to board of general purposes to be in 

writing and signed 112 

Resignation of members 18, 81 

Restoring brethren 32, 47 

Representatives in sister grand lodges.... 30 

from sister grand lodges 30 

of lodges in grand lodge, who are 69 

Returns and payments to grand lodge 18, 19, 69 

may be made to the district 
grand master by lodges in the 

colonies and foreign parts 59, 60 

when so made, a duplicate of 
return to be sent to the grand 

secretary in London 60 

to be made of names and appointments of 
masters, past masters, and wardens 19, 69, 78 

Sanction of book of constitutions v 

to lodges of instruction may be withdrawn 

andhow 88 

Scotland, when a brother under constitution of, may be 

relieved 101 

Scrutineers on ballot for board of general purposes 108 

Seals of grand lodge 35, 37 

Secretary, grand 37 

Secretaries of lodges 61, 99 

Serving brethren, initiation of 86 

not to be members of lodge in which 

initiated 86 

how may become entitled to relief ....87, 100 

Sister grand lodge representative in 30 

as to brethren deputed from a 30 

Soldiers 74 

Standard bearers 40 

Stewards, grand 42 



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PAGE 

Stewards, grand provincial :.....* 45, 51 

Sub-committees of board of general purposes Ill 

Summary of antient charges vi 

Summons to lodge or brother to attend grand master or 

grand lodge 25, 31 

Summons to lodge or brother to attend board of general 

purposes Ill 

provincial grand master 47 

Superintendent, grand, of works 39 

Suspension of lodges 31, 46, 47, 71, 109, 111 

brethren 31, 46, 47, 80, 109, 111 

Sword bearer, grand 39 

Tavern or house where lodge held, master of, see 

Master of tavern % 62, 68 

Title and name of lodge 65 

Transactions of lodges, proper to be written, to be 

entered in books 63 

not to be published without due 

authority 80 

Transfer of warrants 70 

Treasurer, grand 34 

provincial grand 51, 54 

of private lodge 61, 62, 66 

Tyler, grand, nomination, qualifications, duties and 

restrictions of 41 

of private lodge 62, 86, 87, 94, 100 

dispensation to initiate 87 

Uniformity in working to be observed 67 

Visitors in grand lodge 19 

« private lodges 89 

who excluded from being 79, 89 

when and how admitted 89 

must while in lodge conform to its by-laws .... 89 
restrictions on brethren who are not sub- 
scribing members of any lodge 89 

of known bad character may be refused ad- 
mission 89 

Wardens of grand lodge 29, 33, 115 

insignia and jewels of 119, 124 

provincial grand lodge 50 

insignia and jewels 

of. 120, ; 125 

private lodge 61, 76 

insignia and jewels of 122 

cannot attend grand lodge 
until name, &c, trans- 
mitted 19, 69, 78 



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On Saturday ; May 30/Vfc, 1874. 



Bro. EDWARD B. GRABHAM, Designate. 
Bro. Major GEORGE BARLOW, S.W. „ 
Hko. F. SUMNER KNYVETT, J.W. 

THE 

CEREMONIES OF CONSECRATION & INSTALLATION, 

By the W. Bro. ROBr. WENT WORTH LITTLE, pAl. 

Provincial Grand Secretary. 

The Officer appointed by the R. W. Provincial Master, 

» 

ASSISTED HY THE 

W. Bro, THOMAS WILLIAM WHITE, P.M., 

Past Grand Steward. 



'J 'he Musical arrangements under the direction of. 

I!m RICHARD LIMPUS, 1309, 1326, 1423. 

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I. -The brethren assemble in the Ante Room aud w.ilk in procession to the 
Lodge Room. 

2. — The Presiding Officer takes the Chair, and appoints the Wardens//**?. km. 

3. — The Lodge is opened in the Three Degrees. 

4.— The Presiding Offifcer'addresses the Brethren on the nature of the Meeting, 
and calls on the Chaplain to give the prayer. 

5. — The Acting Secretary addresses the Presiding Officer. 

6. — The Presiding Officer replies, and gives directions. 

7. — The Brethren of the new Lodge are then arranged in order. 

8. — The Acting Secretary re ids the Petition and Warrant. 

9. — The Presiding Officer enquires of the Brethren if they approve of the 
Officers named in Petition and Warrant. 

10. -The Brethren signify their approval in Masonic Form. 

11. — An Oration on the Nature and Principles of the Institution. 

12. —An Anthem (133rd Psalm) 

"Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is for Brethren to dwell together in unity ! 
It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, even 

unto Aaron's beard ; and went down to the skirts of his clothing, 
It is like the dew of Hermon which fell upon the hill of Sion ; 
For there the Lord promised His Blessing, and life for evermore. 

13. — Dedication Prayer ( first portion?) 
14. — Ottuies — Chant, "So mote it be." 
1 5. -Sauctus -"Glory be to Thee, O Lord." 



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i»». (All the- Brethren turn to the Ea*t when the Presiding Officer give> 
Iwocation.) . 

17. — O/nnes — Chant, " So mote it be." ^ 

18. -The Chaplain will read II, Chron. Chap., i ti xvi Verses. 

19. --The Lodge Hoard is then uncovered, and the Master and Wardens// v ■<. 

carry the Elements of Consecration three times round the Lod^-.-, 
{Solemn Music during Procession), halting in the East at e;n !i 
perambulation. 

20. — The Presiding Officer then Dedicates the Lodge. 

21. -Anthem. 

*'Gl.>rybe to God on High, 
Perice on earth, 
Goodwill towards men." 

22. —The Chaplain takes the Censer three times round the Lodge {Solemn .Vush 

during his progress), halting in the East. 

23. — Dedication Prayer {second portion). 

23. — O nines, — Chant, "So mote it be." 

25. — The Presiding Officer then Constitutes the Lodge. 

26.- Omues — Chant, '* So mote it be." 

27. --An Anthem. 

' 'Glory to God in the highest, 
Let all the Brethren cry aloud, 

Praise ye the Lord ! 
For His merciful kindness is ever great towards us, 
% And the truth of the Lord endureth for ever ; 

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth for evermore. 



THE LODGE IS RESUMED IN THE SECOND DEGREE. 

Installation of the IV, jlf, and Appointment of Ofturrs. 

PROPOSITION'S EOR INITATION AND JOINING. 



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Railway I^otel, |$eltxam, Middlesex, 

On SATURDAY, 6th NOVEMBER. 



Ero. JOHN MASON, W.M., Designate. 
„ FRANK GREEN, S.W., 
„ WILLIAM DUNHAM, J.W., „ 



Mt flerpmti^ of tfon&aiatiott & Jnglallalion 

BY 

W. Bro. ROBERT WENTWORTH LITTLE, P.M., 

Prov. S. G. Warden, Middlesex, 

ASSISTED BT 

Bro. the Rev. P. M. HOLDEN, 

Prov. G. Chaplain, Middlesex, . as Chaplain, 

AND 

W. Bro. THOMAS W. WHITE, 

P. G. Steward, at AC 



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The Musical Arrangements under the direction of 

Bro. KNIGHT SMITH, Organist, 1441. 



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1.— i'ix Brrthicn .issembl'j ;m "K- \\\ ?v •■ir. ■' n<i ■-. 'k. m p'ovcssmn r (> ft:? 
Lodje K<» m. * »■> 

2. — T**e Fic^ir- Officer takes die Ch.nr, and appoints the Wardens *■•' v»r.. 

■ - l"hs Loogr* is opened in the Three Degree. 

4— the Presiding Officer addresses the Brethren on the nature <.r *h»- M**"i»u. 
and calls on the Chaplain to give rhe praver. 

r. — The D.C. addresses the Presiding Officer. 

* —The Presiding Officer replies, and gives directions. 

7.— The Brethren of the new Lodge are then arranged in order. 

8 — The Acting Secretary reads the Petition and Warrant. 

<y. — The Presiding Officer enquires of the Brethren if they approve of the Officer- 
named in Petition and Warrant. 

10. — The Brethren signify their approval in Masonic Form. 

j 1. — An Oration on the Nature and Principles of the Institution. By Rev. 
P. M. Holden. 



iz. — Hymn. 



God ol" the widow hear, 
Our work of mercy bles>s, 
God of the fatherless be near, 
And grant us great success. 

• ) praise the Lord to-day, 
His constant mercy bless, 
Whose love will help us on our way, 
And crown us with success. 



. j. — Dedication Prayer (fint portion). 

.it.— a/«/iii— Chant, "So mote r bi. ' 

» - -Wfl. .■:#:— ** Glorv Ix. to 1 net, (• Loul." 



i\ — .-il T-- V> ••<-•• hr*>-» Tu^i in tnc tr r t>>\ •*.- l "> -:.-:.■ k.) 

;-.- — Cifvr'— Cbn^> t > i€ <o n»o*^ :■■ If." 1 

7? .— - TV: Cn.-jpii'in ^'iil rfiii II. Chiv»n. Chap, ii., V'+>r j. •.> x-i. 

in. — Th? Lo^ge B<>r>ru : s fhen \r.co\i:Y n J. ?r.<] ihn M^rr ind Wrrven . /ro tc?n 

crry rbe Element of Obsecration rb^ee times ro'jn.i *h° L-jdip 

.V'-wi .W-'"' ■iur-^{r •'*«•-.- f-jr '.• \ l -,.->irm!T ' n i^ fi East nt eac'i vcr'irobvla- 

2">. — ; « vrp ->. 

\ t .;■•.•■•• }• -x\\CT God of Grr.Cf, 
'! i. -r.Ti *<«'* ViPlblv N»W. 

' r. .■.' ;s c ,i.ni'l' J d in ibis j>i;icc. 
'' ■ v -!«-«-mTiv£ nr.w b^tow. 

' 'h may our work beeun in Thee. 
Hnd favour in Thy sis-ht, 
And every faithful brother be 
• Perfected by Thy might. 

ii. — The Chaplain rakes the Censer three times round H,o Lodtrn (Solemn Mitsic 
during his progress J 9 halting in the East. 

•»?.. — The Presiding Officer then dedicates the Lodge. 

""$. — Dedication Prayer (Second Portion J. 

24. — Omnes — Chant, '/So mote it be. ' " 

2*5. — The Presiding Officer then Constitutes the Lodur. 

26. — Orr.nes. Chant, "So mote it be. 

27. — National Anthem. 

Glory to God on h^h., 
Let heaven and earth reply, 
Praise ye His name. 
Masons His love adore, 
Tiled in their mystic lore, 
And cry out evermore, 
Glory to God ! 

So jnvtc it by. 

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THE LODGE IS RESUMED IN THE SECOND DEGREE. 

Installation oj tip ||, J|. & |^ointmpt off faty®. 

PROPOSITIONS FOR INITIATION AND JOINING- 
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